Public Trustee and Guardian

On 1 April 2016, the Guardianship function of the former Public Advocate of the ACT joined the Public Trustee for the ACT in forming a new agency, the Public Trustee and Guardian.

The purpose of the change was to provide a more efficient, conjoined service to the community for persons accessing financial management and guardianship services.

The Public Trustee and Guardian may only be appointed as guardian as a last resort (i.e. only where an individual is unavailable, unsuitable or unwilling to be appointed or, if the willing parties are in conflict about the needs and interests of the protected person).

The role of the guardian is to act as substitute decision-maker for the protected person.


Further information

Public Trustee and Guardian (PTG) website

Contact: (02) 6207 9800

Address: Ground floor, 221 London Circuit (Cnr London Crct and Nangari Street), CANBERRA CITY ACT 2600

What is Guardianship? 

Financial Management

Enduring Powers of Attorney


Supported Decision Making Project page