The Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA) will commence operation on 5 March 2017. Find out more about the Mental Health Act 2016.
The OPG in conjunction with Carers Queensland has produced a short 60 second animated YouTube video. This will give you an overview of the OPG and how it protects the rights and wellbeing of vulnerable adults.
The OPG is now on twitter and facebook. Our social media accounts will help keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the Office of the Public Guardian and our work to protect the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in the child protection system and vulnerable adults with impaired decision making capacity. Find us on twitter @OPG Qld and QLD Office of the Public Guardian on facebook.
The Office of the Public Guardian is an independent statutory body that protects the rights and interests of vulnerable Queenslanders, including adults with impaired capacity to make their own decisions.
The Office of the Public Guardian's staff are able to make a range of decisions on behalf of adults with impaired decision-making capacity.
At some point in your life, you may have to make decisions on behalf of an adult with impaired decision-making capacity. The Office of the Public Guardian can help you make these decisions.
Community visitors independently monitor accommodation where vulnerable adults live. They can also make inquiries and lodge complaints for, or on behalf of, residents.