What do I need to do to prepare a guardianship appointment?

To appoint an enduring guardian you need to complete a Form of Appointment of Enduring Guardian which we can assist you with.

Substitute appointments are also permitted by the Act and you should consider appointing substitutes.

Your signature to the Form of Appointment of Enduring Guardian and the signature of the people you appoint must be witnessed by a solicitor, barrister or clerk at the Local Court. It does not have to be the same witness.

Before appointing someone, you will need to discuss it with them, as they too will need to sign the form of appointment.

You may also want to discuss the appointment of the guardian with members of your family so they know what you have done.