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You must have two witnesses who are present at the same time to witness your Enduring Power of Guardianship. Legislation states that ONE of the witnesses of your Enduring Power of Guardianship must address the criteria of people authorised to sign Statutory Declarations i.e. be authorised to witness a statutory declaration e.g.,. Pharmacist, Doctor, Engineer, Public Servant, Teacher, etc.

The other witness can be any other person over 18.

  • Firstly, please remember to date your document.
  •  Sign your Enduring Power of Guardianship in the presence of two appropriate witnesses:
  1. REMEMBER legislation states that ONE of the witnesses of your Enduring Power of Guardianship must address the criteria of the attached coloured sheet. i.e. be authorised to witness a statutory declaration e.g.,. Pharmacist, Doctor, Engineer, Public Servant, Teacher, etc.
  2.  The other witness does not have to meet statutory declaration criteria but must be over the age of 18 and BOTH WITNESSES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE SAME TIME TO WITNESS YOUR SIGNATURE. You must sign on the bottom of the first page where your name is noted and also the following page.
  3.  The reverse side of your Enduring Power of Guardianship must be signed and dated by your guardians accepting their appointment. Their signatures MUST also be witnessed and full name address and occupation stated by the witnesses. REMEMBER one of the witnesses must address the criteria eg Pharmacist, Teacher public servant etc.
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