- As a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Australia is committed to the idea that governments must understand the needs and rights of children and young people before they take any action that concerns them. One of the ways Australia addresses that obligation is through its network of Children’s Commissioners and Children’s Guardians.
- The role of a Children’s Commissioner is to advocate for the rights of children and to ensure the best possible services for all children and young people.
- The role of a Children's Guardian is specifically to improve services for children who are legally in the care of a government department, such as children in foster care.
The Children and Young People Commissioner
02 6205 2222
New South Wales
NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian
02 8219 3600
Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory
1800 259 256
Queensland Family & Child Commission
The Office of the Public Guardian
1300 653 187
The Commissioner for Children and Young People
08 8226 3355
The Guardian for Children and Young People
08 8226 8570
Commissioner for Children and Young People Tasmania
03 6166 1366
Commission for Children and Young People
1300 78 29 78
Commissioner for Children and Young People
08 6213 2297