Administration and Guardianship

Forms and Fact sheets


Medical Consent

Forms and Fact sheets


Powers of Attorney

Forms and Fact sheets


Take Control

A kit for appointing
Powers of Attorney

 

You Decide Who Decides

      A program to help you
      choose a power of attorney


Click the icon above to visit the OPA Video Hub and watch educational videos about powers of attorney, guardianship and administration
 

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Thank you for visiting the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) website.

OPA is an independent statutory body established by the Victorian State Government. OPA works to protect and promote the interests, rights and dignity of people with a disability.

View the powers and functions of the Public Advocate.

 


Public Advocate
Colleen Pearce

Delay in appointment of guardians

Due to unprecedented demand, the Office of the Public Advocate regrets to advise that there is a delay in the appointment of guardians.
Click here for more information.

 

OPA awards research grants

The Public Advocate congratulates RMIT's Centre for Innovative Justice,
Jesuit Social Services, Monash University and Diverge on receiving grants,
organised by OPA, for research projects to benefit Victorians with an acquired brain injury in the criminal justice system.
Click here for more information.

 

Supported decision making conference

OPA hosted a conference titled 'Supported decision making: from theory to practice' on 18 October 2013. For more information and conference resources, click here.
 

 

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OPA community education sessions

Educational videos: OPA Video Hub

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