Communities and Justice


Information about becoming a child’s guardian, guardianship orders, and support for guardians.

Explanation of guardianship and the role of a guardian.
What guardianship orders are and how it affects the child, guardian and parents.
Information about who can become a guardian and how you can become a guardian for a child.
An explanation of the process, criteria and assessment for becoming a guardian to a child.
What support is available for guardians, including guardianship allowance and Centrelink benefits.
Contact details for the Guardianship Information Line, which will answer your questions.
Last updated:

18 Apr 2024