Powers of attorney made interstate or overseas
Recognition by other countries of powers of attorney made in Australia
Other countries may give some recognition to powers of attorney made in Australia if they are able to do so under their laws. The attorney or enduring guardian might tell them what care or treatment the person who appointed them would want, but it is unlikely that the country will accept the attorney or enduring guardian’s authority as legally binding.
Recognition in Victoria of powers of attorney made in other states
The laws in each state differ. Many Australian states and territories do accept each other’s powers of attorney, but not all. Victoria recognises enduring powers of attorney made in other states and territories if the powers given are powers that could be given in Victoria.
The Office of the Public Advocate’s Advice Service can provide further information.