NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)


New look forms to apply for a guardian or financial manager

Announcement - 21 December 2016

NCAT has released new application forms for guardianship and financial management.

The application forms are now available as separate forms and rewritten in plain English to improve accessibility. A detailed guide is also available at the back of each application to help people when completing the form.

Please note: From 1 March 2017, only the new guardianship and financial management application forms will be accepted by NCAT.

Guardianship application

 Guardianship application form [PDF, 179kB]

NCAT's Guardianship Division can appoint a guardian under the Guardianship Act 1987 for a person who has a decision making disability.  A guardian can make decisions about the person's health, accommodation, services or other lifestyle decisions.

Financial management application

  Financial management application form [PDF, 224kB]

The Guardianship Division can appoint a financial manager to make decisions about a person's financial affairs under the Guardianship Act 1987

A financial management order can only be made if the person does not have the capability to manage their own finances and informal arrangements are not working.