FREE Australian General Power of Attorney

This free General Power of Attorney for Australia can be used by one person to give another person the right to act on his/her behalf with regards to certain matters mentioned in the document.

Disclaimer:This was not drafted by an attorney & should not be used as a legal document.

General Power of Attorney

Part-1 General:

This power of attorney is made on the [Date] by (the "Principal") [name] of [address], wherein I appoint [name] of [address)] to be my attorney. My attorney may exercise the authority conferred on my attorney by Part 2 of the Powers of Attorney Act 2003 to do on my behalf anything I may lawfully authorise attorney to do. My attorney’s authority is subject to any additional details specified in Part 2 of this document.

I give this power of attorney with the intention that it will continue to be effective if I lack capacity through loss of mental capacity after its execution.

This power of attorney operates immediately when my attorney accepts the appointment on and from up to and including [specifies dates] when my attorney considers that I need assistance managing my affairs.

If I appoint more than one attorney, then I appoint them jointly and severally.

Part 2 Additional powers and restrictions

I authorise my attorney to give reasonable gifts as provided by section 11 (2) of the Powers of Attorney Act 2003.

I authorise my attorney to confer benefits on [insert name(s) and address(es) of each third party] to meet their reasonable living and medical expenses as provided by section 13 (2) of the Powers of Attorney Act 2003 .

This power of attorney is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

[specify conditions and/or limitations]

Signed, sealed and delivered by: [Principle Signature]

In the presence of [Witness Signature]


Certificate under section 19 of the I, [name] of [address] certify the following:

I explained the effect of this power of attorney to the principal before it was signed.

The principal appeared to understand the effect of this power of attorney.

I am a prescribed witness.

I am not an attorney under this power of attorney.

I have witnessed the signature of this power of attorney by the principal.



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