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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 Communities and Justice. More about us>>

Mr Andrew Gabriel is the Public Guardian.


Important COVID-19 Update find information on how our       essential services will continue to operate during the pandemic.

From 30 July 2018 The Public Guardian's Southern Guardianship Team's new address and contact numbers will be: 

Street Address: Level 5, 19 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000 

Postal address: PO Box H304 Australia Square NSW  1215

Phone: (02) 9692 1533

Fax: (02) 9692 1531

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).

​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 - I Edition 2020 - quarterly newsletter

Information and advice for Private  Guardians to assist with COVID-19

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

PGSU Information Brochure