As part of the Living My Life project, a number of video resources have been developed for organisations and professionals to help you better understand supported decision-making.

These videos were launched in November 2022 to provide organisations, services, and professionals access to resources that will help them build the decision-making capacity of the people who use their services.

Watch the Supported Decision-Making video series

Over the last ten years there has been an increased focus on alternatives to formal substitute decision-making in Australia.

In 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission recommended changes to Australian laws so that they comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

This includes recognising all adults, including those with a cognitive disability, have an equal right to make decisions, and adding supported decision-making as an alternative to substitute decision-making.