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The Public Guardian is a public official appointed by the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or Supreme Court of NSW to make healthcare, lifestyle and medical decisions for a person who lacks decision-making ability.
A legal forum to make and review decisions and settle conflicts. Tribunals are like courts but are usually more specialised and less formal.
The Public Guardian is the 'guardian of last resort'.
The Public Guardian is part of NSW Trustee and Guardian
The Public Guardian delegates their decision-making authority to a team of guardians who are responsible for making health and lifestyle decisions for people who have the Public Guardian appointed as their guardian.
We also work to help:
promote the rights and best interests of all people with a disability in NSW