You may sometimes want another person to support you in understanding, making, communicating or carrying out a personal or financial decision.
For example, you may want someone to speak to your bank to help you get the information you need to make a financial decision or talk with support workers about services you need.
Privacy laws mean organisations cannot give information about you to someone else without your permission, even if they are helping you.
If you are an adult in Victoria with decision-making capacity, you can appoint another person as a supportive attorney to support you with decisions about your financial or personal matters.
This means they will have legal authority to get information about you to help you make a decision.
This also lets others know that you have chosen a particular person to support you and makes their role clear to everyone.