Resources: Future Planning

Future planning is about making decisions about the future care of the person needing care. It is particularly important if carers become unable to provide care and decisions need to be made about treatment, and financial and living arrangements.

Discuss future planning, if possible, with the person needing care, your family members, friends, doctor and health care professionals, and legal practitioners.

Outcomes can include family agreements, special financial arrangements, legal documents such as a will, various powers of attorney, or an advance care directive (medical).

Guardianship Tribunal

Future planning
1800 463 928


Legal advice, including advice and publications relating to wills, guardianship, power of attorney and more
1300 888 529 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm) or 1300 889 529 TTY

Older Parent Carer Program

Assistance with caring for an adult child with illness/disability
1800 242 636 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

Special Disability Trust

Alphabetical listing under Publications
1800 734 750
Helps family members of people with severe disabilities to establish succession planning for their future care and accommodation needs. This initiative allows immediate family members, of Age Pension age, to give to a complying Special Disability Trust (SDT) and receive up to the value of $500,000 (combined) exempt from the deprivation provisions. The Government is reviewing these guidelines so more people can establish special disability trusts.

Surviving the Maze

Financial and legal considerations fact sheets

Telephone Interpreter Service

Free interpreter to assist with contacting services: 13 14 50

Aboriginal Medical Service

All locations: 02 9319 5823

1300 phone numbers are local cost*
1800 phone numbers are free calls*
*except from mobiles