NCAT can review the guardianship and financial management orders that it makes.
Guardians are appointed by NCAT for a specified period of time. Initial orders can be made for a period of up to one year or up to 3 years in special circumstances. NCAT automically reviews all guardianship orders at the end of its term as a legal requirement
You can request a review of a guardianship order if you have a genuine concern for the person under guardianship. NCAT may decide to change or end the order if:
the order is not working for the person under guardianship
circumstances have changed affecting the order
there is no further need for a guardian.
To request a review, complete the application form and lodge with your attachments to NCAT's Guardianship Division.
At the review hearing, NCAT can renew the order, renew and vary the order or allow the order to lapse. The order can be renewed for a maximum of 3 years or 5 years in special circumstances.
If the order is renewed, NCAT can decide whether to change the functions of the guardian or change the guardian.
In some circumstances, NCAT may decide when making the order, that there is no need for a review. In this case, the order will lapse at the end of the specified period.
For more information about how NCAT conducts hearings for the review of guardianship orders, read the Review of guardianship orders fact sheet [PDF 51kB].
To request a review, complete the application form and lodge with your attachments to NCAT's Guardianship Division
You can apply for a review of the appointment of a particular financial manager rather than the financial management order itself. NCAT can only revoke the appointment of a financial manager if it is satisfied that: