Guardianship and Administration Tribunal Matters

If you have a family member or friend whose capacity to make decisions is impaired, then you may consider making an application to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal to seek appointment as Administrator and/or Guardian for your family member or friend.

Appointment as Administrator will mean that you will be able to make legal and financial decisions on behalf of the person with impaired capacity.  Administrators must act to ensure the affected person’s financial interests are protected.  Functions commonly performed by Administrators include:

  • Buying / selling property;
  • Paying bills;
  • Managing bank accounts and general finances.

Appointment as Guardian will mean that you will have the authority to make personal and health care decisions on behalf of the affected person.  Guardians must act to ensure the affected person’s health and daily living needs are satisfied. Functions commonly performed by Guardians include:

  • Helping the person to find and select accommodation;
  • Arranging general medical treatment (visits to doctors and medical specialists);
  • Organising for the person to receive support services where necessary (visits from Anglicare or similar support workers.

Applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal must be accompanied by supporting documents which include medical reports, identification documents, and in the case of an application for appointment as Administrator, a financial management plan.