In the Northern Territory, the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act was overturned by the Australian Parliament in March 1997 after only 9 months operation.
In its place are left the following legal options.
An Advance Medical Directive can be written at any time as long as the person is aged eighteen years or older. The AMD applies only to a terminal illness (as is the case in South Australia).
There is no form available online however, information can be obtained at:
Office of Public Guardian - Darwin
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 7116
Office of Public Guardian - Alice Springs
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 6741
While no specific medical agent or proxy can be appointed in the NT, you can appoint a general Enduring Power of Attorney. For the form to be valid, however, it must be registered and lodged at the Registrar-General’s Office. A fee is payable.