Publications: Office of the Public Advocate

The Public Advocate provides information to stakeholders and service providers in mental health, disability services, community accommodation, legal services and health care.

The Public Advocate produces a range of publications and is involved in research projects which seek to broaden public and professional awareness of the issues affecting people with decision-making disabilities.

Publications include the annual report and a number of brochures, guides and information sheets.

All current and previous tabled Annual Reports are available on the Parliament of Western Australia website.

Annual Reports

Enduring Power of Attorney - Guides and Kits

A Guide to Enduring Power of Attorney - including EPA Form
A Guide to Enduring Power of Attorney - without EPA Form
Enduring Power of Attorney Information Kit - including EPA Form
Enduring Power of Attorney Information Kit - without EPA Form

Enduring Power of Guardianship - Guides and Kits

A Guide to Enduring Power of Guardianship - including EPG form
A Guide to Enduring Power of Guardianship - without EPG Form
Enduring Power of Guardianship Information Kit - including EPG Form
Enduring Power of Guardianship Information Kit - without EPG Form

Information Sheets

This section contains information sheets on a range of topics relating to the Office of the Public Advocate. For information translated into languages other than English, refer to the translated publications page.

Information Sheet 1 - The Guardianship and Administration System
Information Sheet 2 - The role of the Public Advocate
Information Sheet 3 - The role of the State Administrative Tribunal
Information Sheet 7 - Customer feedback and service standards
Information Sheet 9 - Enduring Powers of Guardianship

Position statements

This section contains the Office of the Public Advocate's position statements.

Position Statement 2 - Restrictive Practices (Restraint)
Position Statement 3 - Role of Public Advocate as guardian of last resort to make accommodation decisions
Position Statement 4 - Role of the Public Advocate as guardian of last resort to make treatment decisions
Position Statement 5 - Role of the Public Advocate as guardian of last resort for contact decisions
Position Statement 6 - Role of the Public Advocate as guardian of last resort to make palliative care decisions
Position Statement 7 - Decisions about medical research
Position Statement 8 - Role of the Public Advocate as guardian of last resort to make decisions about restrictive practices

Easy Reads Factsheets

How does Guardianship work? If a friend or family member is my guardian
How does Guardianship work? If the Public Advocate is my guardian
How treatment decisions work - If you have a guardian
Who makes treatment decisions? The Hierarchy of Decision Makers

Brochures

This section contains a range of brochures produced by the Office of the Public Advocate.

Are you worried about a vulnerable adult (Aboriginal program)

Other Publications

This section contains a variety of the Office of the Public Advocate's publications

Looking Back: Looking Forward - Lessons learnt from Redress
Page reviewed 28 March 2022