State and Territory Information-Advance Directives

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

In the ACT, the Department of Health has information on advance directives relevant to their use in RAC and it is available as a Palliative Care flipchart (1.22MB pdf).
Information and advice is available from the ACT Public Advocate.

New South Wales

In NSW, there is information for health professionals on on government directions with respect to Advance Care Planning.
For the general public, information on Advance Care Planning - Making your wishes known, can be found on the NSW Government Health website.
Information and advice on adult guardianship is available from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Guardianship Division. 

Northern Territory

In the Northern Territory, the Department of Health has information on advance care planning. 
Relevant contact details for information and advice about adult guardianship can also be found on the Department of Health website.


In Queensland, there is information from the Queensland Government on Advance care planning and Advance health directive (includes downloadable form).
Information regarding advocacy and adult guardianship is available on the Systems Advocacy webpage with in the Queensland Government website.

South Australia

In SA, there is information available on the SA Health website including

The Office of the Public Advocate has information and provides assistance regarding issues around guardianship and advocacy.


Advance Care Planning Australia has information on Advance care planning in Tasmania.
The Department of Health and Human Services Specialist Palliative Care Service has information on the Advance care directive
The Guardianship and Administration Board's website provides information and makes decisions on adult guardianship in Tasmania.


The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) make guardianship and administration decisions within Victoria.
The Office of the Public Advocate has downloadable fact sheets available in PDF format in regards to principles and practice guidelines.

Western Australia

The Department of Health in Western Australia has information, brochures and online learning for health professionals about Advance Care Planning.
There is further information at the Office of the Public Advocate available here.

Last updated 27 August 2018