Victoria Legal Aid

Going to a Mental Health Tribunal hearing

Published 2019-02-01

About this booklet

This free booklet contains useful information about preparing for a Mental Health Tribunal hearing. The Mental Health Tribunal holds hearings to decide if a patient should be placed on or kept on a treatment order. Under mental health law, you must meet four treatment criteria to stay on an order.

This booklet explains each of the four treatment criteria and includes:

  • information about the Mental Health Tribunal
  • information about Mental Health Tribunal hearings
  • worksheets to help you get ready for a hearing.
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Reviewed 28 June 2022