If you want to change something in your power of attorney, e.g. the person you appointed as attorney, the easiest and surest way is to prepare a new power of attorney. You should also cancel the old power of attorney to avoid any confusion.
You should check the requirements in each State/Territory. You may be able to simply write on a piece of paper that you are cancelling the power of attorney, or fill in the appropriate form as prescribed in your State/Territory legislation.
If you do cancel a power of attorney, make sure you destroy all copies, including the attorney's copy.
And don't forget to tell your banks or other agencies that have dealt with the attorney.
It is also possible for a Court or Tribunal to cancel a power of attorney, for instance if it not being used in your best interests.
Last Updated – February 2014