Form 61 - Appointment of an administrator for a missing person - application process

1. What you need to know

QCAT may, by order, appoint an administrator for a financial matter for an adult if:

  • the adult is a missing person
  • the adult usually resides in Queensland
  • there is, or is likely to be, a need for a decision in relation to the matter
  • without an appointment the adult’s interests in the matter would be adversely affected.

QCAT may be satisfied an adult is a missing person only if:

  • it is not known if the adult is alive
  • reasonable efforts have been made to locate the adult
  • for at least 90 days the adult has not contacted
    • anyone who lives at the adult’s last-known home address; or
    • any relative or friend of the adult with whom the adult is likely to communicate.

An application for the appointment of an administrator may be made by:

  • the adult’s spouse
  • a relative of the adult
  • the public trustee
  • an interested person for the adult

2. Complete and lodge this form:

To apply for the appointment of a guardian and/or administrator you must complete and lodge:

Form 10 - Application for administration/guardianship appointment or review - Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

The purpose of this form is to ask the tribunal to appoint a guardian, and/or administrator, and/or ask for approval for containment / seclusion / other restrictive practices, and/or ask for a review of the appointment of a guardian and/or administrator.

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3. How to lodge your application
In person

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Floor 11, 259 Queen Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

or at any local Magistrates Court

Mail to

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
GPO Box 1639
Brisbane Qld 4001

4. What happens next?

Find out what happens after you apply.