Update your Wills and Powers of Attorney now – New Victorian regulations allow electronic signatures and witnessing of documents by audio-visual link
On 12 May 2020, the Victorian Government enacted the COVID–19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signing and Witnessing) Regulations 2020 (“Regulations”) to facilitate the execution of certain documents electronically, and to allow the witnessing of the signing of documents to occur by audio-visual link, such as deeds, mortgages, statutory declarations, powers of attorney and wills.
The Regulations, which are temporary:
modify the Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000 (“Act”) to permit deeds and mortgages to be executed electronically;
permit splitting executions of transactions under the Act, by allowing signatures to appear on separate copies of the same document;
make valid the use of an audio-visual link to enable:
Single Will & Powers of Attorney (General/Financial & Medical)
Mirror Will & Powers of Attorney (General/Financial & Medical)
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 The Regulations will expire on 24 October 2020
 For example, a witness can now observe a person sign a document or confirm a person’s identity over audio-visual link
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