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Once you have made an application to the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal for guardianship, the Tribunal will arrange a hearing. You will be invited to attend in person. However, if this is difficult you can ask the Tribunal if you can join in by phone or video. Other interested persons such as relatives, friends, carers or service providers can also attend. Please advise the Tribunal beforehand if an interpreter will be needed at the hearing.

Prior to the hearing, the Office of the Public Guardian may contact you to ask some questions.

To find out more about Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearings please view their website https://ntcat.nt.gov.au/what-expect#

If you would like to talk to someone about guardianship please call 1800 810979 or view our Applying for Guardianship fact sheet.