An enduring power of attorney is a good idea in cases of any sudden or gradual onset of a disabling condition. The differences of general powers of attorney, enduring powers of attorney and guardianship are explained.


Philip Grano

Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Public Advocate

Understanding powers of attorney: Contacts

Office of the Public Advocate (OPA)
Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053
Tel: 1300 309 337

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Guardianship List (includes powers of attorney)
Tel: 1300 018 228

VCAT hears matters at venues throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria; see VCAT’s website for addresses.

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