SACAT can appoint a guardian to make accommodation, health and lifestyle decisions to support a person who has mental incapacity.

A 'protected person' is someone under a guardianship order or an administration order.

Organisations who can help

For urgent after hours calls about guardianship contact the Office of the Public Advocate on 8342 8200 for details of their emergency out of hours service.

If an urgent hearing is needed, the Office of the Public Advocate will contact SACAT and arrange a hearing time as quickly as possible.