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Administrator duties

The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 sets out a number of duties for administrators. They include the duty to:

  • act honestly and with reasonable diligence
  • act according to QCAT’s decision
  • avoid any transactions that could be in conflict with the interests of the adult unless authorised by QCAT.

Administrators must also:

  • keep detailed records of dealings and transactions made on behalf of the adult
  • submit accounts as specified in QCAT's decision
  • keep their assets separate from the adult's assets
  • invest prudently and obtain financial advice.

If there are two or more administrators they have a duty to:

  • make decisions together unless QCAT's decision states otherwise (meaning financial transactions, such as bank withdrawals, require the joint approval of the administrators)
  • consult with the other administrators and any guardians regularly to ensure that the adult’s interests are not prejudiced by a breakdown of communication.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
25 May 2017
Last updated
25 May 2017

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