The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 sets out a number of duties for administrators. They include the duty to:
- act honestly and with reasonable diligence
- act according to the decision QCAT made
- avoid any transactions that could be in conflict with the interests of the adult unless QCAT authorises.
Administrators must also:
- keep detailed records of dealings and transactions made on behalf of the adult
- submit accounts as specified in QCAT’s decision
- keep their assets separate from the adult’s assets
- invest prudently and obtain financial advice.
If there are two or more administrators they have a duty to:
- make decisions together unless QCAT’s decision states otherwise
- consult with the other administrators and any guardians regularly to ensure that the adult’s interests are not prejudiced by a breakdown of communication.