Is it possible for owners to be represented at a Body Corporate meeting with something other than a signed proxy form?

We all know that the STSM Act states that an owner who cannot attend a general meeting of the Body Corporate can give their proxy to someone else to attend on their behalf.

Section 6

(5) A member may be represented in person or by proxy at such meeting: Provided that a person must not act as a proxy for more than two members.

It is however in law possible to give a power of attorney to another person to act on your behalf with dealings in terms of your unit.  When there is a power of attorney in place that person can attend the meeting on behalf of the owner and they don’t need a signed proxy as well. 

A power of attorney does not count towards the two proxy rule – so it is possible then to represent more than two members without being in contravention of the Act.