Guardianship and administration
Guardianship and administration: an introduction
Guardianship and administration are a last resort if there is no less restrictive alternative to protect and promote the human rights of an adult with disability.
Video: Understanding the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019
This online webinar introduces the key concepts and changes in the Act.
VCAT appointed guardians and administrators
Does my adult child with disability need a guardian?
Guardianship is not necessarily required simply because a person has a disability.
Applying to VCAT
Any adult can make an application to the VCAT Guardianship List for a guardianship or administration order.
While OPA staff collect and provide information, it is VCAT that decides whether a guardian or administrator is needed.
A litigation guardian can be appointed by a court or tribunal when a person does not have the capacity to instruct their lawyer. Please note, OPA is not funded to provide a litigation guardian service
NDIS service deeds (agreements) that support coordinators, plan managers, SDA providers and other service providers can submit online for OPA guardians to sign on behalf of participants.