POWERS OF ATTORNEY IN AUSTRALIA EXPLAINED WITH PICTURES

Here you'll learn everything you need to know about make a power of attorney in Australia, from when  you need a power of attorney to who you can appoint as your attorney. As well, as explaining the different types of power of attorney and how to make them.

We cover:

  • How Can I Make A Power of Attorney
  • Who Can I Appoint As My Attorney
  • What Are My Attorney's Duties?
  • What Happens If My Attorney Breaches Their Duties?
  • How Can I End A Power of Attorney

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WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY?

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WHY DO I NEED A POWER OF ATTORNEY?

A power of attorney can come in handy in a range of situations, some of them unexpected, so it's important to put your power of attorney documents in place before you're likely to need them. 

An attorney can sign legal documents for you when you're overseas

Fortunately, an attorney can sign for you when you are overseas and want to complete an important transaction like a sale of your house. 


An attorney can take care of your financial affairs during an emergency

When you unexpectedly find yourself in hospital (even in a coma) if you've had the foresight to make a power of attorney, your attorneys can take care of business for you while you are out of action.  


Too old to take care of your affairs? An attorney can help you

With an enduring power of attorney, you can appoint one or more attorneys to take care of your financial and personal matters when you lose the capacity to handle these matters on your own. For example, your attorneys can pay you bills and manage your finances. 

It's like giving someone else the your keys!

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WHAT TYPE OF POWER OF ATTORNEY DO I NEED?

A power of attorney can come in handy in a range of situations, some of them unexpected, so it's important to put your power of attorney documents in place before you're likely to need them. 

Enduring powers of attorney can last a lifetime

Fortunately, an attorney can sign for you when you are overseas and want to complete an important transaction like a sale of your house. 


A general power of attorney is for a limited time and ends if you lose capacity

When you unexpectedly find yourself in hospital (even in a coma) if you've had the foresight to make a power of attorney, your attorneys can take care of business for you while you are out of action.  


A medical power of attorney allows someone to make decisions about your medical treatment

With an enduring power of attorney, you can appoint one or more attorneys to take care of your financial and personal matters when you lose the capacity to handle these matters on your own. For example, your attorneys can pay you bills and manage your finances. 

It's like giving someone else the your keys!

Crazy! Every state and territory in Australia has it's own power of attorney laws. It's all explained here: www.legalzebra.com.au/poa

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NSW POWERS OF ATTORNEY

A power of attorney can come in handy in a range of situations, some of them unexpected, so it's important to put your power of attorney documents in place before you're likely to need them. 

How to make a legally binding power of attorney in New South Wales

NSW government provides lots of useful information about powers of attorney to help citizens living in New South Wales. 

You can make a power of attorney in NSW for free using the forms available from X an Y. For some people the free forms can be difficult to follow and limit your choices.

The NSW Trustee & Guardian's will prepare a personalised power of attorney tailored to your wishes. These are their fees and charges:

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Legal Zebra provides an easy way to make your NSW power of attorney online with step by step instructions. You can draft a personalised NSW power of attorney completely FREE. Then, once you're happy with the document, you can order a final version ready for signing for a small fee. 


Useful links to make your NSW power of attorney:

FORMS

Enduring Power of Attorney Form - Create FREE online draft:
www.legalzebra.com.au/nsw-power-attorney-forms

Enduring Power of Attorney Form - Create FREE online draft:
www.legalzebra.com.au/nsw-power-attorney-forms

Enduring Power of Attorney Form - Print & complete by hand:
http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/187282/Enduring_PoA.pdf

GENERAL INFORMATION

NSW Government Planning Ahead Tools:
http://planningaheadtools.com.au/make-a-power-of-attorney/

NSW Trustee & Guardian
http://www.tag.nsw.gov.au/powers-of-attorney-landing.html

Create a FREE draft of your personalised New South Wales Power of Attorney

VIC POWERS OF ATTORNEY

A power of attorney can come in handy in a range of situations, some of them unexpected, so it's important to put your power of attorney documents in place before you're likely to need them. 

How to make a legally binding power of attorney in Victoria

NSW government provides lots of useful information about powers of attorney to help citizens living in New South Wales. 

You can make a power of attorney in NSW for free using the forms available from X an Y. For some people the free forms can be difficult to follow and limit your choices.

The NSW Trustee & Guardian's will prepare a personalised power of attorney tailored to your wishes. Their fees and charges are:


Useful links to make your NSW power of attorney:

FORMS

Enduring Power of Attorney Form - Create FREE online draft:
www.legalzebra.com.au/nsw-power-attorney-forms

Enduring Power of Attorney Form - Create FREE online draft:
www.legalzebra.com.au/nsw-power-attorney-forms

Enduring Power of Attorney Form - Print & complete by hand:
http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/187282/Enduring_PoA.pdf

GENERAL INFORMATION

NSW Government Planning Ahead Tools:
http://planningaheadtools.com.au/make-a-power-of-attorney/

NSW Trustee & Guardian
http://www.tag.nsw.gov.au/powers-of-attorney-landing.html

VIC POWER OF ATTORNEY LEGISLATION

Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Victoria):
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/num_act/poaa201457o2014286/

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