Important links

Australian Guardianship and Administration Council

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 Guardianship and Advocacy program provides carers with free support, information, advice and representation.

Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

The Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships helps people with a disability and their families to access a range of supports and services they need as they move through the different stages of their life.

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. The Public Advocate also provides systems advocacy, which is an important layer of protection for the rights of Queensland adults 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 Public Guardian can also investigate allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult who is unable to make decisions for themselves.

Impaired capacity where there are allegations of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or exploitation.

The Office of the Public Guardian 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.