Enduring Power of Guardianship
Under an Enduring Power of Guardianship, you can appoint one or more people to make health and lifestyle decisions for you if you are unable to make reasonable decisions for yourself.
For example, if you are in a coma or suffer a severe stroke, or if you have dementia, you may need someone to make decisions about what medical treatment you receive or where you are to live.
You are able to appoint one or more substitute guardians who can take on the role if your first choice is unable to act as your guardian.
If you do not appoint a guardian and you cannot make reasonable decisions for yourself, one or more family members may need to apply to the State Administrative Tribunal to be appointed as your guardian.