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Carers Queensland
Carers Queensland is the peak body that represents the interests of carers in Queensland. Carers Queensland’s Family Support & Advocacy Program provides carers with free support, information, advice and representation for adult guardianship and administration matters.

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services promotes and supports excellence in Queensland human services delivery. Its stated purpose is to strengthen and protect the well-being of Queenslanders, particularly those who are vulnerable and most in need.

The department includes Child Safety, Community and Disability services.

Business Queensland
Ensure you understand your property ownership requirements. If the adult owns property, you must lodge a notice advising your appointment as administrator with the Titles Registry for recording against the property. The Queensland Government's Business Industry Portal has instructions on how to complete this process.

Mental Health Review Tribunal
The role of the Mental Health Review Tribunal is to review persons subject to the Mental Health Act 2000 to make sure that the involuntary processes of assessment, treatment and detention of people with mental illness are properly applied.

Office of the Public AdvocateThe Office of the Public Advocate is an independent statutory body established to protect and promote the rights, autonomy and participation of people with impaired decision-making capacity.

Office of the Public GuardianThe role of the Public Guardian is to protect the rights and interests of adults who are unable to make decisions for themselves. The Public Guardian can act as a person's decision maker for personal and some legal matters under an order from QCAT or as an attorney under an enduring power of attorney. The Public Guardian can also investigate allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult who is unable to make decisions for themselves.

The Public Trustee
The Public Trustee can act as a person's decision maker for financial and some legal matters either under an order from QCAT or the Supreme Court of Queensland or as an attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney.

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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