Carers Queensland is the peak body that represents the interests of carers in Queensland. Carers Queensland’s Family Support & Advocacy Program can provide carers (throughout Queensland) with free support, information, advice and representation in regards to adult guardianship and administration matters.
Community Visitor Program
The staff of the Community Visitor Program visit facilities such as hostels to make sure that the interests of adults with impaired decision making capacity are promoted and their rights are protected.
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is committed to promoting and supporting excellence in the delivery of human services to Queenslanders. Its stated purpose is to strengthen and protect the well-being of Queenslanders, particularly those who are vulnerable and most in need.
Titles Registry on Business Industry Portal
Ensure you understand your property ownership requirements. If the adult owns property, you are required to 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.
The role of the Public Advocate is to identify widespread situations of abuse and exploitation of people with impaired capacity due to shortcomings in the systems or facilities of a service provider.
The 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 themsevles.
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.