Australian Capital Territory
An Enduring Power of Attorney (known also as a 'Living Will') is a legal document that authorises a nominated person to manage your lifestyle and financial affairs should you become incapacitated or unable to make decisions regarding your affairs.
The document must be signed by you while you have the required legal capacity to give your attorney clear and concise instructions. The attorney must sign the document also and accept the appointment.
You can appoint an attorney at any time, and attorneyship can be delayed until it is needed. You can give a doctor the responsibility to decide when attorneyship should start.
Download the Form HERE.
A very useful fact sheet is available from the Office of the Public Trustee.