Select from the following topics to learn more about the accessible services and support available for parties involved in a Guardianship Division matter.
NCAT's Sydney premises at John Maddison Tower are wheelchair accessible. Lifts are taken from street level to the Guardianship Division reception located on Level 6. A manual wheelchair is available for people with mobility difficulties.
NCAT ensures that all hearing venues outside Sydney used for Guardianship Division hearings are wheelchair accessible.
Contact NCAT before the date of the hearing if you have special requirements.
A drop-off zone is available for Mobility Parking Permit holders in the Goulburn Street Carpark located on the corner of Goulburn and Elizabeth Street. Entry is via Goulburn Street. Permit holders may drop off passengers and drive out of the carpark without charge.
Mobility bays are available on the left-hand side of the carpark entry. Usual parking rates apply. For details check the Goulburn Street Parking Station website.
Lifts at John Maddison Tower each have a maximum load of 1600kg and doorway width of 1010cm.
Report to the hearing attendant when you arrive at the Guardianship Division’s reception on Level 6. Seating is available for more than 20 people in the waiting area.
Accessible toilets for people with disabilities are available on each level of John Maddison Tower. NCAT ensures other hearing venues used for Guardianship Division hearings have toilets that are wheelchair accessible.
Guardianship Division hearings are centred around a large hearing table, with chairs on one side for the Tribunal Members and chairs set up for people attending the hearing on the other. The hearings are sound recorded.
Hearing loop facilities are available in hearing rooms. A portable hearing aid device (worn as earphones) is also available. If you or anyone else needs to use any of these devices, contact NCAT before the hearing.
For more information on support and disability assistance at NCAT:
NCAT support for people with disability [PDF, 368kB]
Requesting an interpreter
Access for people with a disability
Sound recording and transcripts
Where to get legal information and assistance