Office of the Public Advocate

The Public Advocate is the independent statutory officer promoting and protecting the rights of adult Western Australians with decision-making disabilities to reduce their risk of neglect, exploitation, and abuse.

What we do

Office of the Public Advocate logoThe Office of the Public Advocate provides access to advocacy, guardianship and administration services which protect and promote the financial interests and welfare of adults with a decision-making disability by providing:

  • Advocacy and investigation services.
  • Advocacy for the appropriate appointment of guardians and administrators and appropriate interventions in relation to enduring powers of attorney and enduring powers of guardianship.
  • Guardianship and administration services provided through the appointment of the Public Advocate by the State Administrative Tribunal.
  • Community education services regarding the guardianship and administration system.
Page reviewed 2 May 2022