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Guardianship

A guardian is someone who can make healthcare, lifestyle and medical decisions on behalf of a person who lacks decision-making ability. 

How we can help

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Learn about how to appoint an Enduring Guardian to make lifestyle, health and medical decisions for you if you become incapable of doing this for yourself.
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If your decision-making ability is impaired, a court or tribunal may issue a guardianship order for healthcare, lifestyle and medical decisions. Learn more.
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The Public Guardian is a public official appointed to make healthcare, lifestyle and medical decisions for a person under a guardianship order. Learn more.
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If you are legally appointed as a Private or Enduring Guardian, NSW Trustee & Guardian can provide you with information and support in the role.
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People with disability can benefit from support to make decisions. Learn about supported decision-making and what it means to lack capacity to make decisions.

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