Our charter is to:
We also support the important protective role that community visitors have in Queensland by administering the Community Visitor Program.
We have offices in Brisbane, Ipswich, Townsville and Cairns while regional staff operate from local court houses up and down the state.
The law presumes everyone has capacity to make their own decisions. You cannot assume someone has impaired decision-making capacity without sufficient evidence.
‘Capacity’ is the ability to:
Just because someone has impaired decision-making capacity doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t make any decisions. Many people with impaired decision-making capacity can be supported to make decisions for themselves. The law states that people with impaired decision-making capacity have a right to adequate and appropriate support in decision-making.
We are committed to educating and advising the community about the operations of Queensland’s guardianship legislation. This includes educating service providers and the general public by conducting education sessions for government and non-government agencies, attending disability and aged care expos, and making presentations at educational institutions, hospitals and accommodation facilities.
If you would like an information session or would like us to attend an event please complete our Community Education Request form.