How to revoke an enduring power of attorney
If you revoke the enduring power of attorney, you must take reasonable steps to inform your attorney(s). For example, you can write to the last known address of the attorney.
Even if you do not give this notification, the revocation is valid if all other requirements are met.
When you sign the revocation form, you must sign in front of two adult witnesses.
One must be:
- someone authorised to witness affidavits
- a medical practitioner (medical doctor).
The Department of Justice & Community Safety website has a full list of people who can witness affidavits.
- a Justice of the Peace or a bail justice
- a lawyer with a practising certificate
- a police officer of or above the rank of sergeant or, for the time being, in charge of a police station.
Neither witness can be:
- one of your attorney(s)
- a relative of yours or a relative of any of your attorney(s)
- a care worker or accommodation provider for you
- a person who is signing at your direction (because you are unable to physically sign the form).