Guardianship Division

NCAT's Guardianship Division makes decisions about people who have a decision making disability. 

The role of the Guardianship Division at NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
How NCAT hears a typical guardianship and financial management matter

Types of applications

​The Guardianship Division determines applications about adults ​who are incapable of making their own decisions and who may require a legally appointed substitute decision maker.

Applications to the Guardianship Division include:

Applications must be about people who are in NSW or have property or other financial assets in NSW.  

The Guardianship Act 1987 sets out the limits of its responsibilities and functions and the principles to be applied when making decisions.

Divisional resources


A list of application forms used in the Guardianship Division. 



A list of Acts and subordinate legislation that confer jurisdiction on the Guardianship Division.


Fact sheets

Informative fact sheets about proceedings in the Guardianship Division.



Guidelines that apply to proceedings in the Guardianship Division.



Learn about the role of NCAT's Guardianship Division.


Contact us

Contact details for NCAT's Guardianship Division Registry.


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