Guardianship

Guardianship

 

Guardianship is a legal relationship where you are legally responsible for the care of someone who is unable to manage their own affairs. Typically this kind of relationship might exist between a consumer and their carer.

Australian guardianship law is the key regulatory mechanism for protecting the health of people with mental illness. Australia has eight different guardianship regimes, which vary widely in their forms of regulation. To establish guardianship you need to file a document with The Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Here is some information about guardianship in NSW:

http://www.publicguardian.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/publicguardian/pg_infosupport/pg_community.aspx

http://www.ncat.nsw.gov.au/Pages/guardianship/publications_resources/gd_fact_sheets.aspx

If would like to line up a speaker on the topic of Guardianship law, you can fill out a Community Education Request form here:

http://www.publicguardian.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Comed_Form_2014.pdf