Enduring Power of Guardianship
An Enduring Power of Guardianship (EPG) allows a competent adult with full legal capacity (the appointor) to appoint another person (the appointee) to make personal decisions on their behalf. Depending on its terms, an EPG comes into effect at any time the appointer is unable to make reasonable judgments in matters relating to their person. The requirements for an EPG are specified in the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990.
SAT can make orders to declare that the appointor does not have legal capacity. SAT can also make orders revoking or varying the terms of an EPG, or recognising a power of guardianship created in another jurisdiction as an EPG in WA. Once someone has lost their capacity to make decisions and can no longer create an EPG, SAT can also hear an application for a guardianship order.
For further information on EPG’s please see the Office of the Public Advocate website.
Last updated: 2 June 2022
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