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​​Public Guardian

The Public Guardian promotes the rights and interests of people with disabilities through the practice of guardianship, advocacy and education. The Public Guardian is a statutory official appointed by the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or the Supreme Court under the Gu​ardianship Act 1987.

The Public Guardian is part of the Department of Justice. More about us>>

Update 14 May 2018: Mr Andrew Gabriel is the Public Guardian.


As of Sunday 1 July 2018 the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) commenced operations in NSW and SA. For more information on their role visit their website.

You can contact the NDIS Commission to make a complaint about a registered or unregistered NDIS provider, or to notify a reportable incident that occurs on or after 1 July in connection with the provision of supports or services by a registered NDIS provider (including the deaths of people with disability in residential care).

ALERT 19 April 2018: There have been some disruptions to the services available from the Public Guardian's Southern guardianship team. We apologise for any inconvenience. If you need to contact the Southern team please call 02 8688 2650 or for NSW STD callers 1800 451 510 or TTY 1800 882 889. You can also email informationsupport@opg.nsw.gov.au or fax 02 8688 9797. 


​Private Guardian support

Help for private and enduring guardians.

Publications to support guardians in performing their role:

Now You're the Guardian [PDF 941kb] - a comprehensive booklet on the role and functions of guardians in NSW

Onguard​ [PDF 767KB] - newsletter

Contact sheet [PDF 45kb] - list of useful agencies