Power of attorney and advance health directive forms


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.

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Last Updated May 10, 2022, 10:25 (AEST)
Created September 29, 2020, 17:13 (AEST)