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You are a guardian

If you are a private or enduring guardian the Private Guardian Support Unit can:

  • help you understand your role and responsibilities as a guardian

  • help you understand the NSW Guardianship Act

  • provide information to assist you to make the best decision on behalf of the person under guardianship

  • provide practical support to you in situations of conflict or dispute (including assistance where advocacy is needed or providing knowledge about services and options available to people with disabilities)

  • provide information to assist you when you are working with service providers

  • keep you up-to-date with current guardianship issues through our regular newsletter.


Resources available from PGSU

Now You're the Guardian [PDF 941KB] Guide which explains the role and functions of guardians in NSW.

Onguard​ [PDF 189 KB], quarterly newsletter which reports on issues  concerning NSW private guardians.  Contact us to become a subscriber.

Contact sheet [Word 1.66Mb] a list of useful agencies for guardians.

Information Factsheets for Guardians

What is an Access Function? [236KB]

What is an Accommodation Function? [233KB]

What is an Advocacy Function? [172 KB]