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Public Advocates Office

East Perth, WA Community Services
Ph: 08 9278 7300

About Public Advocates Office

The Public Advocate is an independent statutory officer appointed under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 to promote and protect the rights of adults with decision-making disabilities to reduce their risk of neglect, exploitation and abuse.

In protecting their rights and dignity, the Public Advocate:
provides information, advice and training on guardianship, administration, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship and protecting vulnerable adults; advocates for adults with decision-making disabilities; investigates concerns about the abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults with decision-making disabilities; reports to the State Administrative Tribunal on whether a guardian or administrator is required; provides guardianship services when appointed by the State Administrative Tribunal; conducts a community guardianship program.


PO Box 6293
East Perth WA 6004

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