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National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney

Closing date

Submissions closed on 30 June 2021.

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, views were sought 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.

The outcomes of this consultation are being used to develop and inform a final proposal for the consideration of Attorneys-General from each Australian jurisdiction.

Read the public consultation paper

Submissions

Submissions received for National Register of Enduring Power of Attorney

Submission
Submissions received for the public consultation paper on the National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Contact details


For more information, please submit an enquiry or contact:

National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney
Attorney-General's Department
3–5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600

Further information

While a national registration scheme for enduring powers of attorney is under consideration, a National Register of Enduring Powers of Attorney has not yet been established.

For further information on enduring powers of attorney, please refer to:

If you experience, witness or suspect elder abuse, you can call the National Elder Abuse phone line on 1800 ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) for free and confidential information, support and referrals.