Advance Care Directive

An Advance Care Directive is also known as a living will. It lets people know in advance what health care treatments you'd like to have, or refuse, in case you are seriously ill or injured and unable to make decisions about your care and treatment.

An Advance Care Directive can only be made by adults who have capacity to make such decisions.

An Advance Care Directive is separate to, but a complement to an Enduring Guardianship appointment

An Advance Care Directive may include one or more of the following:

  • details of what is important to you, such as your values, life goals and preferred outcomes
  • the treatments and care you would like or would refuse if you are in the later stages of a terminal illness
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