In most cases NCAT makes its decision about the application at the end of the hearing and will advise the parties of the outcome at the hearing.
The types of orders that can be made in the Guardianship Division include:
Reserved decision – NCAT may decide to reserve its decision to allow it to deliberate further on the evidence. Parties will be advised of the final outcome generally by a written order at a later date.
The orders and the reasons for decision will be sent to all parties, as soon as practicable after the hearing.
NCAT's Guardianship Division gives each party in proceedings a written statement of reasons for any decision it makes. The Tribunal however, is not required to provide a written statement of reasons where the Tribunal is constituted by less than three Division members for certain decisions such as ancillary or interlocutory decisions, unless requested to do so by a party.
If a private guardian is appointed, they are authorised to make decisions about the functions they have been given in the order. Contact the Private Guardian Support Unit of the NSW Public Guardian for more information about their role, responsibilities and functions.
If the NSW Public Guardian is appointed, they will have authority to make decisions under the functions given in the guardianship order.
For more information, read the What happens after a guardianship hearing fact sheet [PDF 49kB].
If a private financial manager is appointed they will be referred to the NSW Trustee and Guardian, who will obtain more information about the person's estate and discuss what needs to be in the financial plan. The NSW Trustee will issue a set of directions, setting out the powers of the private financial manager to manage the person's financial affairs.
If the NSW Trustee and Guardian is appointed, they will commence their function as the financial manager.
For more information refer to the What happens after a financial management hearing fact sheet [PDF 49kB].