OPG Public Guardian

OPG for adults

  • Mental Health Act 2016

    The Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA) will commence operation on 5 March 2017. Find out more about the Mental Health Act 2016.

  • Watch our YouTube video

    The OPG in conjunction with Carers Queensland has produced a short 60 second animated YouTube video. This will give you an overview of the OPG and how it protects the rights and wellbeing of vulnerable adults.

  • Follow us on twitter and facebook

    The OPG is now on twitter and facebook. Our social media accounts will help keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the Office of the Public Guardian and our work to protect the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in the child protection system and vulnerable adults with impaired decision making capacity. Find us on twitter @OPG Qld and QLD Office of the Public Guardian on facebook.

Our role with adults

The Office of the Public Guardian is an independent statutory body that protects the rights and interests of vulnerable Queenslanders, including adults with impaired capacity to make their own decisions.

Decision making

The Office of the Public Guardian's staff are able to make a range of decisions on behalf of adults with impaired decision-making capacity.

Information for guardians

At some point in your life, you may have to make decisions on behalf of an adult with impaired decision-making capacity. The Office of the Public Guardian can help you make these decisions.

Our Guardianship regions

See what regions our Guardians work in.

Community visitors

Community visitors independently monitor accommodation where vulnerable adults live. They can also make inquiries and lodge complaints for, or on behalf of, residents.