Guardians and administrators
Appoint a guardian or administrator, a supportive guardian or supportive administrator, or reassess or cancel these appointments.
Before you apply
Find out about how to appoint a guardian or an administrator at VCAT, application timeframes, and other decisions we can make.
After you apply
After you apply to VCAT about guardians and administrators, understand the VCAT process, find out what you need to do and what happens next.
Respond to an application
When you get a notice from VCAT about a guardians and administrators case, find out what this means for you and decide what to do.
Join a VCAT case
If you want to join a VCAT case about guardians and administrators, find out what your options are and what you need to do.
When there’s a VCAT application about you
If there’s an application to VCAT to appoint a guardian, administrator or someone to support you to make decisions, find out what this means, how you’re involved, and what happens next.
A guardian makes decisions about lifestyle issues for an adult who is unable to make those decisions because of their disability. Find out more about a guardian’s role and responsibilities.
An administrator manages the financial and legal affairs of an adult who is unable to make financial or legal decisions because of their disability. Find out more about an administrator’s role and responsibilities.
Supportive guardians and administrators
A supportive administrator or supportive guardian helps an adult act on their own decisions when the person has a disability. Find out more about their roles and responsibilities.
Account by Administrator (ABA)
If you are an administrator for a represented person, by law you must submit an Account by Administrator (ABA) each year with details of their financial affairs.
How we make decisions
Find out how VCAT makes decisions in cases about guardians and administrators.
Access to documents in a case about guardians and administrators
Find out how to apply to get access to documents about a guardians and administrators case, or how to to keep them confidential.
Other things we can do
We can help resolve some issues or give you advice about existing guardians, administrators, supportive guardians or supportive administrators.