Unformatted text preview: your bank accounts, pay your bills, and sell or buy property (such as your house
or shares) on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney cannot be used to make medical
or lifestyle decisions for you. However, you can appoint an enduring guardian to make these
decisions. The Guardianship Tribunal can give you information about enduring guardianship. Guardianship Tribunal Fax: (02) 9555 9049 Email: [email protected] What is an enduring power of attorney? A general power of attorney ceases to have effect after you lose the mental capacity to make
financial decisions. An enduring power of attorney will continue even after you lose mental
capacity (eg. if you develop dementia, have a stroke or sustain a brain injury in a car accident). If you require additional information please contact the Guardianship Tribunal’s
Enquiries Service The information in this pamphlet is to help you plan for the future management
of your property and financial affairs. It is not legal advice. What is the difference between a ‘general’ power of attorney and an ‘enduring’ power of attorney? More information A guide to assist in planning for your future Why make an enduring power of attorney? After the form is completed there is no requirement to formally lodge it anywhere
unless the attorney needs to deal with land. To register with Land and Property
Services NSW call (02) 9228 6666 or visit their website at www.lands.nsw.gov.au.
However, it is a good idea to keep the completed appointment form in a safe place. Can a NSW enduring power of attorney be used interstate or overseas? Planning Ahead . . . enduring power of attorney Who can make an enduring power of attorney? Address: Level 3, 2a Rowntree Street, Balmain 2041 Anyone can make an enduring power of attorney if they have the mental capacity to
understand the nature and effect of the power of attorney. People of any age (not just older
people) can make an enduring power of attorney. It is a safeguard for anyone who would like
to choose who can manage their financial affairs if they lose their mental capacity. Postal address: Locked Bag 9, Balmain 2041 © Guardianship Tribunal December 2006
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