Communities and Justice

Proposed Guardianship Regulation 2016 and Regulatory Impact Statement

​The Department of Justice invites people who are interested in the proposed change to the ​Guardianship Regulation 2016 to tell us what they think.

The Guardianship Regulation is under the Guardianship Act 1987.

There are three documents that you can read to understand the proposed changes. They are all available in PDF and you can download them using the links below.


  1. Draft Guardianship Regulation 2016 [PDF, 225kb]
  2. Regulatory Impact Statement [PDF, 166kb]
  3. Easy Read Guide to the Guardianship Regulation changes [PDF, 3.7MB]




Submissions​​ invited

Submissions close at the end of the day on Tuesday, 14 June 2016.

Comments and submissions may be made in writing via the NSW Government's Have Your Say website 

or by writing to:

Guardianship Regulation Public Consultation
Executive Director
Justi​ce Strategy & Policy
Department of Justice
GPO Box 31

or by sending ​​​an email to​ with the subject 'Guardianship Regulation'.​

Submissions may be​ published

Please note that a​​ll submissions and comments will be treated as public, and may be published, unless the author indicates that it is to be treated as confidential.​​​​​​​

​Details of this public consultation are also published on the NSW Government's Have Your Say website.

The NSW Department of Justice sought comments on the public consultation draft of the proposed Guardianship Regulation 2016 and accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). 

Submissions closed on Tuesday 14 June 2016 and are available for download:​

  1. AIDS Council of NSW [PDF, 337kb]
  2. Carers NSW [PDF, 417kb]
  3. Disability Council NSW [PDF, 39kb]
  4. Family and Community Services NSW - Ageing Disability and Home Care [PDF 1478kb]
  5. Legal Aid NSW [PDF,52kb]
  6. Medical Services Committee [PDF, 1kb]
  7. Multicultural NSW [PDF, 342kb]
  8. NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal [PDF, 221kb]
  9. NSW Law Society [PDF, 441kb]
  10. Public Guardian NSW [PDF, 49kb]
  11. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists NSW Branch​ [PDF, 298kb]

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