Advance Care Directive DIY Kit
  • Advance Care Directive DIY Kit

Advance Care Directive DIY Kit


An Advance Care Directive is a legal form that allows people over the age of 18 years to:

  • write down their wishes, preferences and instructions for future health care, end of life, living arrangements and personal matters and/or
  • appoint one or more Substitute Decision-Makers to make these decisions on their behalf when they are unable to do so themselves.

  • This kit is available to download for free at or to purchase at any of the Service SA Customer Service Centres
  • Any Advance Care Directive Form properly filled out and witnessed (in line with the requirements of the Advance Care Directive Act 2013) is still legally valid
  • An Advance Care Directive cannot be used to make financial decisions. An Enduring Power of Attorney should be used for financial decisions.
  • The new Advance Care Directives replaces the existing Enduring Power of Guardianship, Medical Power of Attorney and Anticipatory Direction with a single form.
  • The DIY Kit includes the Advance Care Directive Form and a step-by-step guide that gives you everything you need to know to complete your own Advance Care Directive Form. This includes example statements, information for Substitute Decision-Makers, Witnesses and Interpreters, fact sheets and other resources.

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