Department of Communities
The Department of Communities is committed to promoting and supporting excellence in the delivery of human services to Queenslanders. The Department of Communities also includes Child Safety services and Disability, Home and Community Care, and Community Mental Health services.
Foster Care Queensland
Foster Care Queensland is the peak body for foster and kinship carers in Queensland. If you are a carer and are applying to QCAT to have a decision reviewed, you can also apply to Foster Care Queensland to act on your behalf throughout the tribunal's process.
Legal Aid Queensland
Legal Aid Queensland is a statutory authority that provides legal information, advice and representation to financially and socially disadvantaged Queenslanders.
Office of the Public Guardian
From 1 July 2014 the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) is replaced by the Office of the Public Guardian (advocacy and support for children and young people in the child protection system) and the Public Business Safety Agency (blue cards and working with children).
Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA)
From 1 July 2014, the PSBA takes over from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) in making decisions regarding blue card and working with children matters.
Youth advocacy Centre
The Youth Advocacy Centre offers free confidential legal and welfare assistance to young people under 17 who live in or around Brisbane. Telephone support is also provided to young people outside of Brisbane and throughout Queensland.
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.