Factsheets

Children & young people

Youth Brochure

A brochure for children and young people, it explains how the OPG can help kids in care through our community visitors and child advocates.

About the Office of the Public Guardian

OPG services for children and young people (PDF, 498.7 KB)

How OPG can help children and young people in the child protection system (PDF, 88.9 KB)

How a community visitor can help (PDF, 717.9 KB)

How a child advocate legal officer can help (PDF, 721.1 KB)

How we work alongside foster and kinship carers to support children and young people in our communities
(PDF, 3.6 MB)

Information for staff in residential care facilities

Protecting the rights of children in visitable sites (PDF, 521.7 KB)

Multilingual factsheet

Introductory factsheet about the services the Office of the Public Guardian provides for children and young people in the child protection system translated into 17 different languages


Adults

About the Office of the Public Guardian

OPG services for adults (PDF, 734.0 KB)

How Community Visitors advocate for adults (PDF, 674.6 KB)

The difference between the OPG, the Public Trustee and the Office of the Public Advocate (PDF, 110.9 KB)

How the Public Guardian can help you - Answers to your questions (PDF, 1.8 MB)

How the Public Guardian can help you (Easy English) (PDF, 509.1 KB)

Principles of supported decision making

Understanding capacity
(PDF, 679.3 KB)

The General Principles (PDF, 627.6 KB)

The Health Care Principle (PDF, 627.2 KB)

Statutory Health Attorney (PDF, 467.0 KB)

Making residential aged care decisions (PDF, 652.9 KB)

The Public Guardian and the NDIS    (PDF, 550.3 KB)

Withholding and withdrawal of life sustaining measures (for medical professionals only)     (PDF, 659.3 KB)

The investigations process

The investigations process (PDF, 926.2 KB)

OPG's investigations function - information for Residential Aged Care Facilities
(PDF, 679.9 KB)

How OPG and financial institutions can work together to protect vulnerable Queenslanders from financial abuse (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Planning ahead

What's your plan? Your guide to recording your personal, health and financial choices for the future (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) (PDF, 679.4 KB)

Responsibilities of an attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney (PDF, 736.2 KB)

Advance Health Directive (PDF, 474.7 KB)

Guidelines for witnessing enduring documents (PDF, 700.7 KB)

Sad News, Sorry Business: Guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying (Qld Health)

Information for staff in visitable sites

What are the powers and responsibilities of Community Visitors when inspecting, requesting and copying site documents? (PDF, 610.7 KB)

The role of Community Visitors in Authorised Mental Health Services (PDF, 546.3 KB)

Multilingual factsheet

Introductory factsheet about the services the Office of the Public Guardian provides for adults with impaired decision-making capacity translated into 17 different languages

The Office of the Public Guardian is committed to providing accessible services to Queenslanders from all cultural backgrounds. If you would like any of our publications explained in your language, please telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 to speak to an interpreter. This is a free service provided by the Australian Federal Government's Department of Home Affairs.