Power of attorney

Types of power of attorney

You can give power of attorney to someone for a specific reason such as any of the following:  

  • paying a bill
  • full access to your bank account
  • signing a document.

You can also give someone full legal right to act on your behalf, also known as a general power of attorney.

Appoint a decision-maker

You can also appoint a decision-maker if you lose your capacity to make your own decisions.

This is known as making an Advanced Personal Plan.

The Advanced Personal Plan replaced enduring power of attorney in the Northern Territory in 2014.

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Last updated: 11 June 2015

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