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Guardianship Stream

Our vision

To respect the rights of people with disabilities to make their own decisions wherever possible, and when it is not possible, to ensure that processes that we employ are accessible, impartial, expeditious, highly competent and result in just decisions by the Tribunal.

Our mission

The Tribunal will:

  • operate in accordance with the law and in a manner sensitive to the needs of its users
  • make decisions that reflect the rights and interests of people with decision-making disabilities, their families and carers, and the Tasmanian community
  • be an efficient, effective and highly skilled independent tribunal

Attending the Tribunal Centre

As of 5 January 2022, the Tribunal has determined that until further notice all hearings and listings before the Tribunal will be conducted remotely (by telephone or video conference).

Parties to any matters listed before the Tribunal after 13 January 2022, need to notify the Tribunal in writing of their contact details at least 48 hours before the hearing date. This will allow staff to ensure you are connected to the hearing.

The Tribunal acknowledges there may be circumstances where it is necessary or appropriate for in-person attendance.  If a person wishes to attend a hearing in person, they need to notify the relevant Stream of the Tribunal in writing at least 48 hours before the hearing. Please ensure you provide reasons in that email as to why your attendance in person is necessary or appropriate.  The Tribunal will then determine if you may attend in person.

Persons must not enter the Tribunal's premises if they are unwell, have returned from overseas within the past 14 days, been advised to self-isolate or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19.

For further information please see the most recent Tribunal COVID19 advice.

All visitors to the Tribunal premises across the State must use the QR code check-in system for contract tracing of visits of the premises.

The Tribunals would prefer that visitors to the premises download the Check in Tas application to register their visit.

You can view information about the Check in Tas app (external link) on the Check in Tas website, including frequently asked questions and how to download the application.