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Do it yourself with a Power of Attorney Kit

Step 1. Download it

Buy and download your Power of Attorney Kit securely online

Step 2. Print it

Print your Power of Attorney Planning Guide and template

Step 3. Prepare it

Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your Powers of Attorney

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$31.50

How it works

Our Power of Attorney Kit can help you legally appoint a person to make decisions for you when you can’t. The kit has clear step-by-step instructions to help you complete your power of attorney documents. The documents are tailored to meet the laws of the state or territory you live in.

We have prepared this Power of Attorney Kit and it is a legal template.

What you get

The kit explains powers of attorney in simple English including:

  • the power of attorney documents you need for your state or territory
  • what an attorney does and what to think about when you choose one
  • how your documents need to be witnessed to be considered legal
  • how to revoke (cancel) your power of attorney
  • a glossary of key terms to help you understand the information in the kit.

Forms:

  • legally valid appointment and cancellation forms for the state or territory you live in
  • a personal details schedule to help you make a list of your assets, debts and professional contacts, and to list your lifestyle preferences.

Power of attorney laws

Power of attorney laws are different in every state and territory. We have deigned the kit to meet the laws of the state or territory you live in. Each state and territory has its own laws for:

  • the types of power of attorney documents you need
  • how you need to prepare, sign and witness a power of attorney
  • how the power of attorney can be used.

See what forms are in the kit for your state or territory.

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Power of Attorney Kit FAQ's

  • What is a Power of Attorney?
    A power of attorney lets someone else make important decisions for you when you need it the most. The person you choose can be a trusted relative, friend or an organisation like State Trustees.
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  • Why have an Enduring Power of Attorney?
    When you have an enduring power of attorney in place, you say who can make decisions for you when you are not able to. For example, when you are not able to make decisions yourself anymore because of an accident or illness.
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  • Are the Power of Attorney documents in the kit legally valid?
    The power of attorney documents in the kit are legal documents made to meet each state and territory’s laws in Australia.
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  • What is included in the Power of Attorney kit for your State or Territory?
    Each Power of Attorney Kit includes: a planning guide; a glossary of key terms to help you understand the information in the kit; a personal details schedule to help you plan your power of attorney document; and clear step-by-step instructions to help you fill out your document.
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  • What is capacity?
    A person has capacity (known as ‘decision-making capacity’) if they are able to understand what a decision means and the effects the decision can have. They need to be able to understand information about a situation or decision. Part of having capacity, is being able to remember information so that you can make a decision. You must also be able to clearly communicate your decision.
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  • How and when may I revoke a Power of Attorney?
    You can revoke (cancel) your power of attorney at any time. You just need to tell your attorney and collect and destroy the original powers of attorney documents. To do this, you must have capacity, meaning you are able to make your own decisions.
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  • How often should a Power of Attorney be reviewed?
    Your situation may change and the person you chose to be your attorney may not be the right person anymore. Every now and then, you should think about your appointment.
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  • I need help with writing my Power of Attorney, what can I do?
    If you live in Victoria, you can get in touch with us on 1300 138 672. Or you can register for a face-to-face appointment to write your power of attorney document with one of our professional staff. If you live outside Victoria, you can contact your local public trustee office.
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  • When should I make a Power of Attorney
    Anyone over the age of 18 can make a power of attorney. However, you must have capacity and be able to make your own decisions.
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  • Will my Power of Attorney remain valid if I move to another State or Territory within Australia?
    Usually, if you move from one state or territory to another in Australia, your power of attorney will still be valid.
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  • Will my Power of Attorney remain valid if my Attorney moves to another State or Territory within Australia?
    Your power of attorney will still be valid if your attorney moves interstate. However, if your attorney doesn’t live close to where you live anymore, it may be difficult for them to do what they need to as your attorney.
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  • Who should I appoint as my Attorney?
    Who you choose as your attorney is very important. You can appoint a trusted family member or friend as your attorney. You can also appoint professionals, such as a trustee company, but they only look after financial matters. They don’t usually look after personal, lifestyle and medical matters.
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  • When can my appointed Attorney start making decisions?
    You can choose whether your attorney can use the powers you give them straight away or when you are not able to make decisions for yourself. You can also choose a particular time, situation or occasion for their powers to start.
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  • When does an Enduring Power of Attorney end?
    Particular events can end a power of attorney or end the powers of a particular attorney. For example, when you revoke (cancel) a power of attorney, or it will end when you die.
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  • When is the Power of Attorney kit unsuitable? When should I consider a face-to-face appointment?
    If you have complex legal, medical or financial affairs, you should get professional estate planning or legal advice.
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  • Who can witness the Power of Attorney documents?
    All power of attorney documents need to be witnessed. We have included clear instructions about who and how the documents need to be witnessed for each state and territory in the Powers of Attorney Kit. You need to follow these to make sure the documents are valid.
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