ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Service Description

The Tribunal hears applications about the treatment and care of people experiencing a mental illness. It may order a psychiatric or psychological assessment of a person who is the subject of a proceeding. It also hears applications for the release of people who are involuntarily detained under emergency detention and care, and for the administration of Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT). May decide whether a person charged with a criminal offence is fit to plead and can make orders for their treatment and care. They may release a person held under an order, and advise the court before a sentencing. Other hearings include tenancy issues, financial agreements, discrimination, contractual disputes, and other civil matters.

02 6207 1740

ACT Health Building, Level 4, 1 Moore St
Canberra, ACT, 2600

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm


Referral System

Self Referral

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Telephone interpreter

Disability Access

Yes. Lift

Organisational Information

Area Served


Parent Organisation

ACT Government

Postal Address

GPO Box 370




Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 24 July 2017