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 Guardianship Act 1987.
The Public Guardian is part of the Department of Justice.
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Justine O'Neill is the acting Public Guardian.
Graeme Smith, the inaugural independent Public Guardian, retired at the end of September 2017 after 15 years of service within the organisation.