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Australian Guardianship and Administration Committee
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 & 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
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.

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.

Public Advocate
The role of the Public Advocate is systemic advocacy which promotes and protects the rights and interests of adults with impaired decision-making capacity.

Public Guardian - 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.

Public Guardian - for children and young people
The Office of the Public Guardian is a new independent statutory body, protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable Queenslanders. The OPG has special responsibilities to support and protect the rights of children and young people in out-of-home care.

Public Guardian - Guardianship Information Service
The Guardianship Information Service (GIS) is a free advice offering information on the guardianship process and meeting legislative requirements.

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
9 November 2011
Last updated
8 September 2014

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