Aged Care

Advanced Care Directives


  • Currency, an advanced care directive prepared a long time before it is referred to can still be legally binding if it was made when you were competent. However, to make sure it continues to reflect your current intentions it is important to review it on a regular basis.
  • Witnessing, it is not essential to have an advanced care directive witnessed, however it may help to confirm your competence at the time of its drafting (as well as provide some protection against forgery).

Please note: When drafting your advanced care directive you may choose to prepare it within your Enduring Guardianship appointment documents, or alternatively have it drafted independently.