Elder abuse & Guardianships
You can access elder abuse information and support, as well as Guardianship information and applications, in your state:
NSW: NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) 1300 006 228 has information on Guardianships, financial management and how to appoint a financial manager if you or a loved one is incapable of making their own decisions about their finances.
VIC: Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) 1300 309 337 has information on Guardians and administrators and how to appoint one.
QLD: Office of Public Guardian (OPG) 1300 653 187 has information on elderly abuse as well as Guardianship and decision-making if you or a loved one has lost capacity to make decisions.
SA: South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) 1800 723 767 has information on Guardianship, including how to apply and how to resolve a related issue.
NT: Darwin Community Legal Service has an Elder Abuse Information Line – 1800 037 072.
WA: Western Australia Elder Abuse Helpline 1300 724 679 (freecall 1800 655 566), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT: Older Persons ACT Legal Service (OPALS) (02) 6243 3436, or email email@example.com
TAS: Elder Abuse Helpline 1800 441 169 (9am-5pm), or text 0457 806 963, or email firstname.lastname@example.org