Victoria Powers of Attorney Act 2014

posted Oct 11, 2015, 10:46 PM by Michael Rees   [ updated Oct 11, 2015, 10:47 PM ]
In Victoria the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (the Act) commenced on 1 September 2015. Here is the link to the Act

The purposes of the Act are to:

  1. clarify and consolidate Victoria’s enduring powers of attorney laws
  2. create the role of supportive attorney
  3. improve the protections against abuse of enduring powers of attorney.
Powers of Attorney made under existing legislation will remain valid under the new Act. The Act does not affect enduring powers of attorney (medical treatment), which will continue to be regulated separately under the Medical Treatment Act 1988.