Protective Division

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Emergency situations

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.

As of Monday 8 November 2021, all emergency Requests will be decided by a hearing in-person.

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 (03) 6173 0211 or email to

If you are making an application outside of normal business hours please discuss the application with the Public Guardian staff on (03) 6165 6767. Please note this service only applies to persons in Tasmania who are over 18 years of age.