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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>>


NEWS UPDATE

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.


 

​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