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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, via our secure platform

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

A State Trustees Power of Attorney Kit can help you legally appoint a trusted person to make decisions on your behalf, including when you are unable to do so. Clear step-by-step instructions to help you complete your own power of attorney documents tailored to your State or Territory.

This Power of Attorney Kit has been prepared by State Trustees and is a legal template.

What you get

You’ll find all the important aspects of powers of attorney explained in simple English including:

  • power of attorney documents relevant to your State or Territory
  • the duties of an attorney and appointment considerations
  • witnessing guidelines and acceptance criteria
  • how to revoke your power of attorney
  • glossary of key terms to help you understand the information in the kit

Comprehensive forms:

  • legally valid appointment and revocation forms relevant to the State or Territory you live in
  • a personal details schedule to help you create a detailed inventory of your assets, liabilities and professional contacts, and to list your lifestyle preferences

Power of attorney legislation is different in every State and Territory. It is important to make sure you but the kit that has been designed for the State or Territory you live in. Each State and Territory has its own laws for the types of power of attorney documents that are able to be used, how a power of attorney must be prepared, signed and witnessed, and 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 on your behalf when you need it the most. This 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 control who is able to make decisions on your behalf when you are unable to, including when you no longer have decision making capacity.
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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 tailored for each State and Territory within 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 comprehensive planning guide. A glossary of key terms to help you understand the information in the kit. A personal details schedule to assist you in planning your power of attorney document. And clear step-by-step instructions to help you complete your document.
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  • What is capacity?
    A person is said to have capacity (known as ‘decision making capacity’) if they understand the nature and effect of a decision. They need to understand information that is relevant to a situation or decision. You will need to be able to retain information to be able to decide and you must effectively be able to communicate the decision.
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  • How and when may I revoke a Power of Attorney?
    You can revoke your power of attorney at any time when you have capacity to do so by telling your attorney and collecting and destroying the original documents under which your attorney was appointed.
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  • How often should a Power of Attorney be reviewed?
    Your circumstances may change and the person appointed to be your attorney now may not be the right person to be your attorney in the future. We recommend you periodically consider your appointment.
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  • I need help with writing my Power of Attorney, what can I do?
    If you need further assistance, we recommend you contact an estate planning professional. If you live in Victoria you can contact State Trustees, or 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
    A power of attorney can be made by anyone over the age of 18 whilst they have decision making capacity.
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  • Will my Power of Attorney remain valid if I move to another State or Territory within Australia?
    In general terms, if you move from one State or Territory to another, the power of attorney from the original State or Territory will remain valid.
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  • Will my Power of Attorney remain valid if my Attorney moves to another State or Territory within Australia?
    The validity of a power of attorney is not impacted by your attorney’s move interstate. However, as a matter of practicality, if your attorney no longer lives close to where you live, they may have difficulty fulfilling their role.
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  • Who should I appoint as my Attorney?
    The choice of attorney is extremely important. Trusted family and friends can be appointed as your attorney. Professionals such as trustee companies can also be appointed, but usually are only able to be appointed for financial matters, not personal, lifestyle and medical matters.
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  • When can my appointed Attorney start making decisions?
    You can nominate whether your attorney is able to use the powers you have given them immediately or when you are unable to make decisions for yourself, or from a specified time, circumstance or occasion.
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  • When does an Enduring Power of Attorney end?
    Various events may bring a power of attorney, or the powers of a particular attorney, to an end. For example, the power will no longer be effective when you revoke it, or 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 and/or legal advice.
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  • Who can witness the Power of Attorney documents?
    All power of attorney documents need to be witnessed. Clear instructions on the witnessing requirements relevant to each State and Territory are provided in the kit.
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