Mental Health Tribunal Victoria

Service Description

An independent statutory tribunal established under the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014. The Act sets down the criteria that must be satisfied for a person to receive involuntary treatment for a mental illness, in either a hospital or the community. The primary function of the Board is to decide whether people being treated as involuntary patients meet those criteria in order for involuntary treatment to continue. If the Board does not believe those criteria are met, it discharges a person from involuntary status, enabling that person to make their own decisions regarding treatment. Also determines the use of ECT, transfers of patients to other mental health services for treatment, security issues of patients, and neurosurgery for mental illness.

1800 242 703

Level 30, Marland House, 570 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm


Referral System

Hospital, Self referral

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Interpreter services available

Disability Access


Organisational Information

Area Served


Parent Organisation

Department of Health

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 19 June 2023