NSW

Advance care planning in New South Wales

Forms and requirements for writing Advance Care Directives and appointing substitute decision-makers vary between and states and territories.

In New South Wales this includes an Enduring Guardian and an Advance Care Directive. New South Wales does not have a specific form for an advance care directive and some local health districts have forms a person may complete in those districts (such as Statement of Values and Wishes). Anyone can use these forms as a template for writing their own advance care directive.

Forms

  • Form

    Making an Advance Care Directive (NSW)

    NSW Government

    This package includes an Advance Care Directive form and Information Booklet, and is one of many advance care planning and end of life resources available for use for those living in NSW.
  • Form

    Statement of Values and Wishes (South Western Sydney, NSW)

    NSW Government

    View the advance care plan form available to those living in South Western Sydney, NSW. It can be used as a template for anyone writing an advance care plan.
  • Form

    Appointment of Enduring Guardian (NSW)

    NSW Government

    As part of your advance care plan, you can legally appoint a substitute decision-maker under the Guardianship Act 1987. The Appointment of Enduring Guardian form is required to choose a substitute decision-maker in New South Wales.
  • Form

    Notice of Resignation as Enduring Guardian (NSW)

    NSW Government

    A substitute decision-maker can resign by giving written notice using this form to the person who appointed them. This form can only be used if the appointor still has the capacity to make personal decisions. Otherwise, the substitute decision-maker can only resign with approval from the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
  • Form

    Revocation of Appointment of Enduring Guardian (NSW)

    NSW Government

    View this form to revoke your appointment of an Enduring Guardian in New South Wales.
Fact sheets

Advance care planning fact sheets for NSW

  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning and the law: NSW

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This fact sheet is for individuals, providing an overview about advance care planning and New South Wales (NSW) law.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for individuals and family

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for individuals and their families.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for substitute decision-makers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for substitute decision-makers.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning and legal requirements: NSW

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This factsheet for health professionals gives specific information about advance care planning and New South Wales (NSW) law.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for healthcare professionals

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for healthcare professionals.
  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning fact sheet for care workers

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Information about advance care planning for care workers.

More information

  • Website

    Advance care planning in New South Wales

    NSW Government

    Learn more about advance care planning in New South Wales through the NSW Health website.
  • Website

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is a national program funded by the Australia Government Department of Health, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their life and health care.
  • Website

    SLHD My Wishes (NSW)

    Sydney Local Health District

    Fact sheets and translations, booklets, templates and other advance care planning resources from Sydney Local Health District.