VIC

Advance care planning in Victoria

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

In Victoria, the components of advance care planning are an Advance Care Directive for adults, appointment of a medical treatment decision maker and appointment of support person.

This page lists all forms, supporting information and fact sheets for Victoria.

Forms

  • Form

    Advance care directive for adults (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this new form to make an instructional directive (specific directives about future treatment a person consents to or refuses) and a values directive (a statement of the person's views and values for their medical treatment).
  • Form

    Appointment of medical treatment decision maker(s) (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this form if you wish to formally appoint one or multiple medical treatment decision makers, who will have legal authority (in order of appointment based on availability at the time), to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf, should you become unable to do so.
  • Form

    Appointment of support person (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this new form to appoint a support person to assist you to make, communicate and give effect to your medical treatment decisions.
  • Form

    Advance care directive for adults for someone signing on your behalf (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this new form if you need someone to fill in and sign an advance care directive for you, at your direction. This document allows an adult to document their values and preferences for future medical treatment, should they lose decision-making capacity.
  • Form

    Appointment of medical treatment decision maker for someone signing on your behalf (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this form if you need someone to sign an appointment of medical treatment decision maker for you, at your direction, who will have legal authority to make medical treatment decisions on your behalf, should you become unable to do so.
  • Form

    Resignation of medical treatment decision maker (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this form to inform the person who appointed you, and any other appointed medical treatment decision maker who was appointed at the same time as you, that you resign from being a person's appointed medical treatment decision maker.
  • Form

    Revocation of an advance care directive form (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this form to revoke a previously completed advance care directive.
  • Form

    Revocation of medical treatment decision maker form (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this form to revoke your appointment of a medical treatment decision maker.
  • Form

    Revocation of support person form (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    Use this form to revoke your appointment of a support person (medical treatment).
More information

Supporting information, guides and checklists about Victorian forms

  • Form

    Instructions for completing an 'Advance care directive' for adults form (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    These instructions provide additional guidance and information to assist in completing the Advance care directive for adults form.
  • Form

    Checklist of steps for appointing your medical treatment decision maker (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    This checklist provides additional guidance and information to help you appoint your medical treatment decision maker.
  • Form

    Checklist of steps for appointing your support person (VIC)

    State Government of Victoria

    This checklist provides additional guidance and information to help you appoint your support person.

Changes to Victorian forms

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 went into effect 12 March 2018, affecting Victorian forms.

  • If you have completed previous forms prior to 12 March 2018, they will still be valid. You will not be required to complete new forms.
  • If you are completing forms from 12 March 2018, these new forms will be required. 

The following resources can help answer any questions about the new legislation and the updates to Victorian forms.

  • Articles & Publications

    Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 FAQ

    State Government of Victoria

    Answers to common questions for health practitioners and individuals who are affected by or interested in the Act that comes into effect March 2018.
  • Articles & Publications

    Summary of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

    State Government of Victoria

    A summary of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 for health practitioners.
  • Articles & Publications

    Guide to the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.

    State Government of Victoria

    A guide to understanding the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 for health practitioners.
  • Articles & Publications

    Changes to advance care directives — Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

    Russell Kennedy Lawyers

    The law surrounding advance care directives and the associated obligations on health practitioners are set to change in Victoria in March 2018.
Fact sheets

Advance care planning fact sheets for VIC

  • Fact sheet

    Advance care planning and the law: VIC

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This fact sheet is for individuals, providing an overview about advance care planning and Victorian (VIC) 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: VIC

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    This fact sheet for health professionals gives specific information about advance care planning and Victorian (VIC) 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 Victoria

    State Government of Victoria

    Learn more about advance care planning in Victoria through the Department of Health and Human Services 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.