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National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney

Closing date

Attorneys-General from each Australian jurisdiction have taken a leading role in pursuing reforms to enduring document arrangements.

A mandatory national registration scheme for enduring powers of attorney relating to financial matters has been proposed as one way to reduce the financial abuse of older Australians. For example, see the Australian Law Reform Commission’s 2017 report Elder Abuse: A National Legal Response.

Attorneys-General from each Australian jurisdiction have agreed to consult on possible arrangements for a National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney.

As part of this consultation process, we are seeking your views on:

  • the policy design of the National Register
  • access arrangements for the National Register
  • the interaction between existing land titles registers and the new National Register
  • possible safeguards for users of the National Register.

We will use the outcomes of this consultation to develop and inform a final proposal for the consideration of Attorneys-General from each Australian jurisdiction.

Read the public consultation paper

Make a submission

To make a submission, complete the submission template and email it to nationalregister@ag.gov.au (as a Word document).

Submissions close on 30 June 2021.

We will publish submissions as they are received and processed, unless you ask us not to when you send in your submission.

We will only publish submissions that have been provided as a Word document using the submission template. Where submissions are not received in this format, we may return them and ask the author to provide a different version.

We reserve the right to redact, or leave unpublished, any submission or part of a submission that we consider to be offensive or not relevant to this consultation, or where it would be inappropriate to publish the information.

Make a submission

Contact details


For more information or assistance providing your submission, contact:

National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney
Attorney-General's Department
3–5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
Email: nationalregister@ag.gov.au