OPG Public Guardian

OPG for adults

  • New OPG Policy Statement: Making residential aged care decisions for guardianship clients

    The Public Guardian’s Policy Statement with respect to guardianship decisions for clients to enter residential aged care arrangements, in response to the recent Commonwealth Government changes to aged care funding.

  • Subscribe to OPG News

    In September the Office of the Public Guardian will launch OPG News, a quarterly e-newsletter which will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the OPG and our work to protect the rights of vulnerable Queenslanders. If you would like to receive a copy of OPG news, please follow the link to subscribe.

About us

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.

Report abuse

A person being harmed may not be able to report it, or be in a position to report it. If you think someone is being abused, report it immediately. You can contact us directly with your concerns.

Information for guardians

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

Community visitors independently monitor accommodation where vulnerable adults live. They can also make inquiries and lodge complaints for, or on behalf of, residents.

Our 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.

Health care decisions

Critical health care decisions are needed when an adult is seriously ill, unconscious or unable to communicate. Although health professionals can legally carry out urgent life-saving care, they need to gain consent before proceeding with other medical treatments.


Fact sheets, forms and other publications about the Office of the Public Guardian and how we can help vulnerable adults with impaired capacity to make their own decisions.