Guardianship & administration
About OPA's Guardianship
All adults have the right to make their own decisions. However, if a person is unable to make reasonable judgements because of disability, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) can appoint a guardian or administrator to make decisions for them.
The Victorian Public Advocate is empowered by law to promote and safeguard the rights and interests of people with disability, and VCAT can appoint the Public Advocate to act as guardian.
How can OPA help you?
OPA can help
OPA can help with enquiries related to guardianship and administration, including from private guardians and administrators.
Guardian or administrator
VCAT may appoint a guardian or administrator for a person who is unable to make reasonable judgements because of disability. A guardian can make personal and lifestyle decisions (such as accommodation decisions), and an administrator can make financial and legal decisions about a person’s estate.