Decision Making Resources
In Queensland (and Australia) the law allows adults to make their own decisions about issues affecting their lives, such as where to live, who provides help and how money is spent. If there are concerns about decision making ability (capacity), then various laws allow for alternative decision makers for various types of decisions (such as a guardian or administrator). The law also allows for people whose capacity is questioned to have support for their decision making (supported or informal decision making).
This section gathers a range of helpful resources for the community and professionals regarding decision making for adults in Queensland.
ADA Guardianship Advocacy Publications
Supporting Financial Decision-Making ResourcesTo access our Supporting Financial Decisions video resources and Information, click here.
- OPG Community Visitor program
- OPG Factsheet
- Office of the Public Guardian
- The Public Trustee
- For advocacy support as an adult at QCAT ADA Australia Guardianship Advocacy
- For advocacy support as a carer at QCAT – Video of Carers Queensland
- ADACAS Supported Decision Making
- AGAC Hearing Guidelines
- AGAC EPOA Guidelines
- ABA Checklist
- Qld Govt Capacity Guidelines
- QUT Australian Models report
Australian Guardianship Advocacy Organisations
- Queensland: ADA Australia refer toHuman Rights & Elder Abuse Advocacy
- New South Wales: Legal Aid NSW – Mental Health Advocacy Service (includes Guardianship), Disability Advocacy NSW
- Australian Capital Territory: Legal Aid ACT, Adacas
- Victoria: Legal Aid Victoria, Villamanta Disability Rights (intellectually Disabled Adults in Geelong region)
- Tasmania: Guardianship and Mental Health Tribunals: Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania, Advocacy Tasmania Inc
- Western Australia: Faciliatrix (fee paying provider)
- Northern Territory: Legal Aid NT
- South Australia: Disability Rights Advocacy Service.