Guardianship

About guardianship

A guardian is someone with legal authority to make important health and lifestyle decisions on behalf of a person with a decision-making disability.

Applying for guardianship

Anyone who has a genuine concern for the welfare of a person with a mental disability can make an application for guardianship.

Emergency applications

How to apply for an emergency guardianship or administration order where there is an immediate risk to a person’s health, welfare or property,

Enduring guardianship

An enduring guardian, is a person appointed by you to make important personal and lifestyle decisions on your behalf if you lose decision-making capacity as a result of a disability.

Enduring powers of attorney

A power of attorney allows you to appoint another person to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney gives your attorney authority to make these decisions if you lose capacity as a result of a disability or illness.

Information for guardians

Who can be a guardian and what is involved.

Information for service providers

Guardians may provide letters of consent for a service to be provided, if the guardian considers it necessary.

NDIS Service Provision and Guardianship

Guardians may provide letters of consent for a National Disability Insurance service to be provided, if the guardian considers it necessary.

Consent for medical and dental treatment

How to get substitute consent to medical and dental treatment for adults with cognitive impairment.