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Australian Guardianship and Administration Council

AGAC member organisations have a role in protecting adults who have a disability that impairs their capacity to make decisions and manage their own affairs.

Carers Queensland

Carers Queensland is the peak body that represents the interests of carers in Queensland. Carers Queensland’s Family Support and Advocacy program provides carers with free support, information, advice and representation.

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

The department promotes and supports Queensland human services delivery excellence across community, child safety, and disability services.

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 Advocate

The 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 Guardian - for adults

The Office of the Public Guardian is an independent statutory body that protects the rights and interests of vulnerable Queenslanders, including adults with impaired capacity to make their own decisions. The Public Guardian can also be the guardian of last resort for adults who have nobody else to be their guardian.

The Guardianship Information Service offers free advice on the guardianship process and meeting legislative requirements.

Community Visitor Program staff 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.

The Public Trustee

The Public Trustee of Queensland 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
26 May 2017
Last updated
26 May 2017

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