Find practical information on a range of future planning topics, as well as links to key service providers.
Introduction to future planning
Future planning is about taking steps now to maximise your independence and wellbeing in older age.
Powers of attorney
Find a comprehensive guide on Powers of Attorney, including sections on what is an enduring power of attorney, capacity, choosing and being an attorney, misuse and abuse, your rights, checklists for each state and territory and more.
Wills and how they work
Learn how to make a Will that's right for you. Find out more about what to include, key roles and how to resolve or avoid common issues.
Advance care directive
An Advance Care Directive is a written document with instructions for medical treatment you would want to receive if you lose capacity.
Funeral arrangement disputes
After someone passes away, it’s not uncommon for disputes to break out, especially if the deceased person has not left a will.
Living with your adult child? Co-purchasing property? Or building an extension or granny flat with family? Learn more about the value of setting up a formal family agreement.
Future Planning Events
Future Planning Resources
"Everyone deserves respect" booklet
‘Everyone deserves respect’ is a booklet put together by Tasmania Legal Aid’s Senior Assist team – a group of lawyers a...
What you need to know for better aged care
Self-advocacy or speaking up means having the right information to get the care and support you need. Explore the topic...
Older and Wiser – Standing Strong
We welcome all older Victorians and people who work with them to our Standing Strong resources page.
Your home and the age pension
A factsheet about eligibility for the age pension, the home as exempt from the assets test, and different changes invol...
Find a Service Provider
In an emergency call 000
This free number will redirect you to an existing phone service near you. This is not a 24-hour line. Call operating times will vary. A collaboration between the Australian, state and territory governments.