An authorised witness can also certify copies your original Advance Care Directive.

The following persons, or classes of persons, are authorised witnesses:

  • Health practitioners
  • Justices of the Peace (JP)
  • Law practitioners
  • Police Officers
  • Social workers
  • Teachers.

Authorised witnesses must be independent of the person making the Advance Care Directive and cannot be:

  • a beneficiary in their will
  • appointed as their Substitute Decision-Maker; or
  • their health practitioner or paid professional carer.

Information for Witnesses

See the information for witnesses page or you can download and print information for witnesses (PDF 106KB).