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Mental Health Review Tribunal


The Mental Health Review Tribunal is a specialist quasi-judicial body established under the Mental Health Act 2007.

What does the Tribunal do and who can appear?

The tribunal has wide jurisdiction in both civil and forensic hearings.

In a civil hearing, the Tribunal has a wide range of powers some of these include:

  • Review involuntary patients in mental health facilities. 

  • Review involuntary patients in mental health facilities. 

  • Make, vary or revoke Community Treatment Orders. 

  • Hears appeals against Magistrate’s decision to make a community treatment order. 

The Tribunal also reviews the cases of all forensic patients:

  • Who have been found not guilty of an offence by reason of mental illness; 

  • Who have been found unfit to be tried; or 

  • Who have been transferred from prison to hospital because of a mental illness. 

Tribunal Location

The Tribunal is only located in Sydney in Building 40 Digby Road, Gladesville Hospital.

Our dedicated team can assist you with queries relating to matters involving the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Complete and submit the Express Enquiry form on the top right hand side of this page and we will contact you to discuss your enquiry, or call us on 1300 QUINNS (1300 784 667) or on +61 2 9223 9166 to arrange an appointment.