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The Guide to the Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Vic) is intended to help you understand the changes to the law relating to guardianship and administration, which occurred on 1 March 2020.

The Guide explains the operation of the Act and incorporates relevant principles and discussion, including coverage of:

  • The principles that VCAT members and decision-makers must consider in their roles, including both general principles and decision-making principles
  • The Act’s new approach to capacity that harmonises with capacity definitions in similar Victorian legislation
  • Notice requirements for hearing and the new tests for granting orders
  • The new supportive guardians and supportive administrators regime 
  • The new compensation process and offences by decision-makers
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    Case note: HYY [2022] VCAT 97

    This case note discusses a decision which provides advice on how and when a guardian can obtain authorisation for physical restraint to facilitate medical treatment.
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