Any adult can make an application to the VCAT Guardianship List for a guardianship or administration order if they are concerned that:
- a person with disability is not able to make a decision that needs to be made
- there is no other less restrictive way the decision can be made.
You may make an application because you are concerned about the decisions a person is making, or others are making for them.
You can also ask VCAT to appoint a supportive guardian or supportive administrator to help the person make their own decisions.
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.
Note: A guardian cannot be appointed in anticipation that a decision may need to be made in the future.