Most people with a decision-making disability manage with help from family, friends and service providers. They do not need a guardian or a financial manager.
There are alternatives to applying to NCAT. Before going through the legal process, consider whether there is an appropriate alternative.
Is a disagreement preventing decisions being made for the person? Bringing everyone together to talk about options might help resolve the problem.
Community Justice Centre can also provide advice or mediation to assist with family disputes.
You may not need to apply to NCAT if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions.
Applying to NCAT may not be your only solution. There are many aged-care and disability services that provide advice or information.
You should consider applying to NCAT if: