New Legislation in Tasmania (Advance Care Directives)

12 December 2022

The Guardianship and Administration Amendment (Advance Care Directives) Act 2021 came into effect on the 21st of November 2022. This change means that an Advance Care Directive has a legal basis and provides obligations under law for health practitioners to follow an advance care directive where reasonable.

You can find the new Advance Care Directive and Information Sheet  HERE.

If you would like to know more about the new legislation or to book education for your team on Advance Care Planning and the new Tasmanian Advance Care Directive, please contact a member of our team.

Amanda Aitken (North/Northwest)

Health Promotion Officer

Telephone: 03 6231 2799

Mobile: 0448 970 833


Hannah Butler (South)

Health Promotion Officer

Telephone: 03 6231 2799

Mobile: 0447 240 846


You can find more information on the Department of Health website Advance care directive form | Tasmanian Department of Health

There is also the option to register an Advance Care Directive through Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT) Details HERE.

Famous Tasman Bridge crossing the Derwent River towards the City of Hobart at night. The illuminated bridge, on of the major icons - symbols of Hobart - mirroring in the calm Derwent River Water, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.