Guardianship and administration
It is a human right, enjoyed by all adults, that we make our own decisions. Some people with disability need support to do this.
From 1 March 2020, one way a person can be supported is by the appointment of a supportive guardian or supportive administrator.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) makes these appointments under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019.
Sometimes, even with support, a person is not able to make decision(s) about a financial or personal matter.
If there is no alternative to protect and promote the human rights of an adult with disability, VCAT may appoint a guardian and/or an administrator.
The guardian or administrator is appointed with legal authority to make decisions for the person about specific personal or financial matter(s).
They make decisions that reflect the person’s will and preferences unless it would cause serious harm to the person.