Power of attorney

Appointing a power of attorney is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to make financial or health decisions on your behalf in specific circumstances, eg when you are unable to do so yourself.

To understand more about making health decisions in the future, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website.

To understand more about appointing someone to make financial decisions for you and different types of financial powers of attorney, visit:


You can find out more and download the relevant documents if you click on the link of your relevant state/territory website below.

Date last reviewed: 4 August 2022

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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