A Private Administrator is an individual acting as an Administrator under an Order of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Private administrators are required, pursuant to the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 to keep detailed accounts of administration on behalf of an adult. This means keeping full details and records of the adult’s assets (what they own), liabilities (what they owe), income (what they earn) and expenses (what they spend).
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal often require a private administrator to provide an account of administration to the Tribunal on an annual basis, eight weeks before the date of the anniversary of the appointment, unless the Tribunal has instructed otherwise. Where the adult’s estate is valued at over $50,000 (excluding the adult’s principal place of residence/nursing home bond) the accounts of administration are provided to a member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s panel of examiners using the account by administrator form.
As an approved examiner, the Public Trustee provides a service of examining private administrators’ accounts. Upon completion of the examination of accounts, a report is prepared and submitted to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. An invoice for payment of the Public Trustee's fee for service is sent to the private administrator for payment from the adult’s funds.
Should you select the Public Trustee as your preferred examiner, accounts are to be submitted on the approved forms and forwarded to:
Public Trustee of Queensland
Administration Accounts Assistance
GPO Box 1449
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Telephone: 1300 360 044 (free call) or (07) 3213 9309
Fax: (07) 3213 9262
Further information can be obtained from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.