Victorian legislation

OPA is guided by the following Victorian legislation:

  • Guardianship and Administration Act 2019
  • Disability Act 2006
  • Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016
  • Powers of Attorney Act 2014
  • Mental Health Act 2014
  • Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

You can view these Acts on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.

The Public Advocate also has a role under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, and the Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Act 2010.

International conventions

OPA is also guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the International Guardianship Network Yokohama Declaration.