VCAT - Application to Appoint an Administrator, Guardian or to make orders regarding Enduring Powers of Attorney/Guardianship - Victoria

Service summary

Appointing a Guardian or Administrator

A guardian is a person appointed by VCAT, following an application made under section 19 of the Guardian and Administration Act 1986, to make personal lifestyle decisions, such as decisions about where a person will live, for an adult who is unable to make those decisions for themselves.

An administrator is a person or organisation appointed by VCAT, following an application made under section 43 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986, to make financial and legal decisions for someone with a disability who is unable to make those decisions for themselves.

VCAT can make an order appointing a Guardian or Administrator only if:

  • the person is 18 or over
  • the person has a disability (intellectual impairment, mental disorder, brain injury, physical disability, or dementia)
  • the person is unable to make reasonable decisions about themselves or their circumstances, or their financial or legal affairs
  • there is no less restrictive way to meet that person's needs
  • the person needs a guardian or administrator.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Forms

 Resources
Vary

Application to Appoint an Administrator, Guardian or to Make Orders Regarding Enduring Powers of Attorney/Guardianship - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Contact details

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Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal


Operating address:
Ground Floor 55 King Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 5408
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

03 9628 9755

Fax:

03 9628 9788
civil@vcat.vic.gov.au

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