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