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What could I plan for?


Depending on your stage of life or circumstances you can decide which of these tools will help you plan ahead. If you lose capacity to make your own decisions the opportunity to choose who you want as your substitute decision maker may be lost.

Important things to consider in planning ahead:

  • Appointing your enduring power of attorney to manage your financial affairs should you be unable to do so,

  • Appointing your enduring guardian to make decisions about your health and lifestyle if you cannot,

  • Making an advance care directive to inform others of the treatment you may or may not wish to receive if you cannot state this for yourself,

  • Making a will to direct how your estate will be distributed according to your wishes on your death.

These legal tools let you choose who you want to have the authority to make decisions across all areas of your life if you are unable to make these decisions for yourself. Planning Ahead Tools has more detailed information about these areas.



​Planning ahead for Aboriginal People

This link will take you to the NSWTG webpage that lists a couple of resources that will assist aboriginal people to make wills, powers of attorney and enduring guardianship.