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

Law Week 2014 information session

OPA will hold a free information session for the general public on Thursday 15 May on understanding enduring powers of attorney and guardianship with the help of OPA's interactive online program, You Decide Who Decides.
Click here for more information.

 

Regional agencies lead the way 

The Public Advocate has congratulated regional Victorian agencies Karingal, the Christie Centre, and Peninsula Access Support and Training on endorsing the Interagency Guideline for Addressing Violence, Neglect and Abuse (IGUANA), and helping to prevent violence, neglect and abuse of people with a disability or mental illness. Read more

 

Annual reports

The Office of the Public Advocate Annual Report 2012-2013 and the  Community Visitors Annual Report 2012-2013 have been tabled in Victorian Parliament. Click here to read the reports, or click here for media releases regarding the reports.
 
 

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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