The Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA) provides for an Administrator or Guardian to be appointed to assist people who are not capable of making reasoned decisions for themselves due to, for example, dementia, intellectual disability, mental illness or an acquired brain injury.
An Administrator has the authority to a make financial and legal decisions on behalf of a person to the extent authorised by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
A Guardian has authority, to the extent authorised by the SAT, to make personal, lifestyle and treatment decisions on behalf of a person.
Being responsible for making decisions for a person as a Guardian or Administrator can be stressful and at times confusing. After many years working at the Public Trustee, Marcia and Emily are experienced in handling matters where an Administrator or Guardian has been appointed.
The Western Australian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) provides Information Sheets about the roles and responsibilites of an Administrator or Guardian.
This is the link to the Information Sheet about Guardianship Orders –
This is the link to the Information Sheet about Administration Orders –