Sometimes the circumstances of a proposed represented person are such that there is an urgent need for an immediate order, usually to protect a person or their estate from harm.
An emergency guardianship order or administration order can be made without a formal hearing and over the telephone in exceptional circumstances.
The order appoints the Public Guardian or the Public Trustee, as the case may be, and is effective for 28 days unless renewed for a similar period.
Below is the electronic copy of the application form which should be used, it is a PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to open it. To complete the form you may print it out, or, alternatively you may complete it online.
If you are making an application during normal business hours you may either fax to 6173 0211 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are making an application outside of normal business hours please discuss the application with the Public Guardian staff on (03) 6165 6767