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Power of attorney and advance health directive forms

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An enduring power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions for you and continues if you lose capacity to make decisions yourself.

An advance health directive allows you to give directions about your future healthcare. You can also use this form to appoint an attorney(s) for health matters.

A general power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to make financial decisions for you while you have capacity to make those decisions but ends once you lose capacity to make those decisions (unless it is a power of attorney given as security).

Explanatory Guides

You should refer to the enduring power of attorney explanatory guide or the advance health directive explanatory guide while you complete the forms. They step you through the questions and provide useful information, practical examples, hints and tips. See also the Queensland Capacity Assessment Guidelines 2020.

These are important legal documents that can significantly affect your legal rights. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice before completing these.

For more information go to www.qld.gov.au/guardianship-planahead.

Copies of forms

Paper copies are available to purchase from many newsagents or other stationery suppliers throughout Queensland. You could also print a copy of the forms at your local library or access a print on demand service.

Publication and resources

  • Enduring power of attorney - short form PDF

    Form 2 Version 4 Allows you to appoint someone you trust (an 'attorney') to make decisions for your during your lifetime and continues if you lose capacity to make decisions yourself. Use this form to appoint: - Attorney(s) for...

  • Enduring power of attorney - long form PDF

    Form 3 Version 4 This form allows you to appoint someone you trust (an 'attorney') to make decisions for you and continues if you lose capacity to make decisions yourself. Use this form to appoint different attorneys for person...

  • Enduring power of attorney - explanatory guide PDF

    Form 9 Version 1 Read this guide before you begin filling in your enduring power of attorney (you can use this guide for both the short form and the long form). It provides detailed explanatory notes about the information required to...

  • Enduring power of attorney - revocation PDF

    Form 6 Version 1 This form allows you to revoke (cancel) the appointment of a person or persons as your attorney/s (enduring power). Approved for use from 14 May 1998.

  • Advance health directive - form PDF

    Form 4 Version 5 Use this form to give directions about your future health care. You can also use this form to appoint an attorney(s) for health matters. This form is approved for use from 30 November 2020.

  • Advance health directive - explanatory guidePDF

    Form 10 Version 1 Read this guide before you begin filling in your advance health directive. It provides detailed explanatory notes about the information required to complete the form. It steps you through the questions and provides...

  • Interpreter's/translator's statement PDF

    Form 7 Version 2 This form should be used by an interpreter or translator who interprets or translates an Enduring power of attorney (Form 2 or 3) or Advance health directive (Form 4). This form is approved for use from 30 November 2020.

  • Additional page PDF

    Form 8 Version 1 This form can be used to attach additional pages to an Enduring power of attorney (Form 2 or 3) or Advance health directive (Form 4). This form is approved for use from 30 November 2020.

  • General power of attorney - form PDF

    Form 1 Version 3 Use this form if you want someone to act as your attorney for financial matters while you have capacity.

  • General power of attorney - revocation PDF

    Form 5 Version 3 Use this form if you wish to revoke (cancel) the appointment of a person or persons as your attorney/s for financial matters (general power). Approved for use from 8 July 2002.

  • FAQs - which version to usePDF

    The Frequently Asked Questions - which version to use contains information about the change from the old to the new enduring power of attorney and advance health directive forms and when you should use them.

  • Factsheet: General principles and health care ...PDF

    This factsheet contains information about the general principles and health care principles that provide guidance to any person or entity performing a function of exercising a power under Queensland's guardianship legislation.

  • Factsheet: Obligations of attorneys under an ...PDF

    This factsheet explains the important legal duties and obligations that attorneys in Queensland must comply with.

  • Factsheet: Obligations of guardians and ...PDF

    This factsheet explains the important legal duties and obligations that guardians and administrators in Queensland must comply with.

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