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Guardianship and administration: An introduction

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, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (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.

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