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Guardianship and administration

Information about the laws that govern guardianship in Victoria.

Guardians and administrators are appointed by VCAT when an adult is not able to make decisions for themselves because of a disability.

Orders will not be made unless there is a demonstrated need. The person's will and preferences should be considered (if it is possible to find out what these are). VCAT must also consider alternatives, such as the appointment of a support guardian or support administrator to enable the person to make their own decisions with help. Orders must be specific and limited to the particular need. They must also promote the person's social and personal wellbeing.


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