After Hours - on call guardian

For service providers

The OPG provides an emergency after hours on call guardian to government and non-government services - hospitals, police, residential facilities and support providers.

The on call guardian is available for:

  • Represented Persons appointed in Tasmania
  • Urgent substitute decisions on behalf of an existing represented person that cannot wait until the next business day
  • Facilitating requests for emergency guardianship orders (outside of business hours) that cannot wait until the next business day *.

For information about urgent decisions out of hours and new emergency orders, please refer to the OPG After Hours Guide

Service Hours:

  • Weekdays: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Weekends and Public Holidays: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Out of hours phone: (03) 6165 6767

* Note that Applications for emergency guardianship orders during business hours should be directed to the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TasCAT) - protective division, guardianship stream. More information can be found in the emergency application section.

Updated: 22nd November 2022