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Office of the Public Guardian

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The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) was established to protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of adults with impaired decision-making capacity, and children and young people in the child protection system. This includes people in out-of-home care, such as foster homes, the home of a kinship carer, a residential care facility, a youth detention or adult correctional centre, disability service or mental health facility.

 The purpose of OPG is to advocate for the human rights of clients.

  • For our adult clients, this means advocating for their rights, access to services, independence and choice as part of a supported decision-making model.

  • For our children and young people clients, this means advocating for their rights, access to services and where appropriate, their independence and choice.

Office Locations

The OPG has offices in Brisbane, Ipswich, Cairns and Townsville. Visit the OPG Contact us page to access the online contact us form and for full office location information.