This page provides a plain-English overview of the legal processes involved in planning ahead, as well as links to local information. To get advice about your individual circumstances it is recommended that you consult with one of the agencies referred to below or a legal professional.
Will my advance directive and other legal documents relating to planning ahead from other parts of Australia be accepted in South Australia and will documents written here be accepted in other states and territories?
- While legal documents from one State or Territory are often accepted in others, it is difficult to give exact answers to this question that will be accurate for each person’s circumstances.
- If you have moved to South Australia from interstate, we recommend you contact the Office of the Public Advocate or the Legal Services Commission of SA to discuss and clarify your situation.
- If you are moving from South Australia, we recommend you contact the guardianship authority in the State or Territory to which you move to clarify your situation.
- If you cannot get clear answers, it may be best to redo your documents using the forms available in your new location.
The Office of the Public Advocate can be contacted here or by calling (08) 8342 8200 or 1800 066 969.
The Legal Services Commission of SA can be contacted here or by calling 1300 366 424.