A party to proceedings in the Guardianship Division may appeal any decision to the Supreme Court or the Appeal Panel of NCAT. An appeal cannot be made to both the Court and the Appeal Panel.
An appeal may be made on:
If the appeal is against an interlocutory decision, then it can only be made with the leave of the Appeal Panel or the Court.
Some examples of an interlocutory decision are:
An appeal to the Appeal Panel must be lodged within 28 days after the person lodging the appeal has been notified of the Guardianship Division’s decision or 28 days after the person has been provided with the statement of written reasons for the decision (whichever is later).
The Appeal Panel may allow further time to appeal.
An appeal to the Supreme Court must be lodged:
The Supreme Court may allow further time to appeal.
For more information about appeals to the Appeal Panel please see the Appeals page.
Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division of NCAT
Guardianship Act 1987
NSW Trustee & Guardian
NSW Public Guardian
Supreme Court of NSW