Enduring power of attorney

No one likes to think about losing their ability to make decisions, but our experience shows it’s better to be prepared.

You may not be able to predict the future, but you can prepare for it. What would happen if:

  • you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself; or
  • you become physically unable to manage your affairs?

If your answer to either of these questions is, “I don’t know!” then consider making an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA).

An EPOA enables you to appoint another person to make decisions about your property and financial matters.

You may also like to consider an EPOG which would allow your attorney to make personal and lifestyle decisions, including decisions about medical treatment.

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What is an enduring power of attorney?

An enduring power of attorney (EPOA) enables an adult with full legal capacity to appoint another person to make decisions on their behalf about property and financial matters, for example selling real estate or managing bank accounts.

It does not permit an attorney to make personal and lifestyle decisions, including decisions about medical treatment.

Who can be my attorney?

Any adult you trust can be your attorney. Your attorney can act alone, jointly with another person (ie always together) or jointly and severally with that other person (ie together or separately). Your attorney must accept the responsibility of acting as your attorney by signing the acceptance section of your EPOA.

When does my attorney begin acting for me?

When you create your EPOA you must choose whether the power is effective:

  • as soon as the EPOA is signed; or
  • only after your attorney has applied to the State Administrative Tribunal for declaration that you have lost capacity.
What do I need to bring to the consultation?

Please bring the documents and information listed on the Enduring power of attorney checklist.

Why should I make an EPOA?

By completing an EPOA you can authorise a person who you trust to manage your property and finances on your behalf. 

If you don’t have an EPOA and you lose capacity your family members may need to apply to the State Administrative Tribunal for authority to manage your affairs. 

You may only think of making your EPOA as you get older, but don’t leave it too late. You must be of sound mind to make a valid EPOA.

Do I need to register my EPOA?

There is no formal registry of EPOAs in Western Australia, however if it is likely that your attorney will need to sell or deal with your land then your EPOA must be registered at Landgate. 

Who can make an EPOA?

An EPOA can be made by anyone over the age of 18 who has legal capacity. Legal capacity means that the person must be able to understand the nature and effect of the document they are completing and the nature and extent of their estate.

How do I revoke my EPOA?

You may revoke your EPOA at any time when you have legal capacity. 

To revoke your EPOA you should:

  • destroy the original and any copies;
  • sign a Deed of Revocation of EPOA and send a copy to your attorney and anyone else who may have a copy of the EPOA (such as financial or medical institutions); and
  • if your EPOA was lodged at Landgate, lodge your Deed of Revocation of EPOA at Landgate.


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