Mental Health Act

The Mental Health Act 2009 provides for the treatment and protection of people who have serious mental illness.  The Act promotes the right of people who have mental illness to receive timely and comprehensive services which maximise their recovery. It also promotes the involvement of individuals in their treatment and care and limits the circumstances where orders for involuntary treatment can be made.  Involuntary orders are Community Treatment Orders and Inpatient Treatment Orders. 

The Act sets out the responsibilities of the government and the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist for the standard of mental health services in South Australia.


Additional information can be found on the website of the Office of Chief Psychiatrist

Application form can be obtained from South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal -