Administrator duties

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.