Community Information Directory

Office Of The Public Guardian

Phone: 02 8688 2650; 1800 451 510

Fax: 02 8688 9797

Location: Level 7, 160 Marsden St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Mail: Locked Bag 5116, Parramatta NSW 2124

Email:

Web: www.publicguardian.justice.nsw.gov.au

Description: The Public Guardian can be appointed as a person's guardian and, depending on the guardianship order, may make decisions on behalf of the person in areas such as accommodation; medical treatment; dental treatment or services. The Public Guardian is a substitute decision maker, not a substitute caregiver or case manager. A decision made by a legally appointed guardian should be treated as if it were a decision made by the person with disability. The Public Guardian will also advocate for the services and supports needed by the person under guardianship. The office of the Public Guardian also provides an Information and Support service for private guardians.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and after hours service

Fees: nil

Contact: 1800 882 889 (TTY), 02 8688 6070 (Information and Support Branch), 02 8688 6060 (Private Guardian Support Unit), 02 8688 2650 (Outside Business Hours)

Disability Access: Yes (Lift)

Area Served: NSW

Keywords: People with a Disability; Guardianship; Consumer Protection; Complaints; Individual Advocacy; Older People; Phone or Web Information Services

Parent Organisation: Department of Justice

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