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Application process

To appoint an individual as an administrator, you must be able to demonstrate to QCAT that there is a specific need for the appointment and that the existing arrangements for decision making are inadequate.

Before you lodge an application you:

  • should notify the adult concerned about what you intend to do
  • must check whether the adult has given anyone power under an enduring document such as an enduring power of attorney. Before you lodge the application you should tell the person appointed by the adult under the enduring document about what you intend to do.

If an adult is being harmed and may not be able to report it, contact the Office of the Public Guardian.

Appointment of an administrator

To apply for the appointment of an administrator complete and lodge:

Form 10 - Application for administration/guardianship appointment or review - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 443.8 KB)

AND

A financial management plan for proposed administrators - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 833.8 KB)

AND

Report by medical and related health professionals – Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 579.8 KB)

Review of administrator appointment

Use this form to request a review of an administrator appointment.

Form 10 - Application for administration/guardianship appointment or review - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 443.8 KB)

Interim order

Use this form to make an application for an interim order if there is an immediate risk of harm to the property of the adult concerned (including because of the risk of abuse, exploitation or neglect of or self neglect by the adult).

Form 54 - Application for interim order - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

Other matters

Use this form to make an application for the tribunal to decide whether a person has capacity to make a particular decision e.g. executing an enduring power of attorney.

Form 11 - Application for a declaration about capacity - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, where required (PDF, 815.1 KB)

Use this form to make an application in relation to any other administration matter.

Form 12 - Application for miscellaneous matters - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 724.1 KB)

What's next?

Once your application and forms have been received, QCAT will review the information you provided and contact you about the next steps.

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
19 November 2012
Last updated
3 November 2014

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