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Legal and related services


Legal Services Commission of South Australia

Telephone 1300 366 424
For free legal advice and information about all legal matters including Advance Care Directives.
 

Royal Association of Justices SA

Telephone 08 8297 4044
To find a JP to witness your Advance Care Directive.
 

Law Society of South Australia

Telephone 08 8229 0200
To find a private lawyer for personal legal matters.

 


Services for people with impaired decision-making capacity


Office of the Public Advocate

Telephone 08 8342 8200 or 1800 066 969 for country SA.
For information and advice on issues affecting people with impaired decision-making capacity, including disagreements about health care, accommodation and personal decision-making.
 

South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Telephone 1800 723 767
SACAT can make Administration Orders, Guardianship Orders and orders giving consent to medical treatment for people with impaired mental capacity or impaired decision-making capacity. 
 

Start2Talk

For help in planning your future if you are concerned about memory loss or dementia.


Other services for seniors


Aged Rights Advocacy Service

Telephone 08 8232 5377 or  1800 700 600
ARAS provides an advocacy service to assist people over 65 who have concerns about their aged care service or who are at risk of elder abuse.
 

Seniors Information Service

Telephone 08 8168 8776 or 1800 636 368 for country SA.
For information about services for seniors including aged care accommodation.
 

Palliative Care Council of South Australia

Telephone 08 8271 1643
For information about palliative care services.
 

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record

To register for an eHealth record.