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.
Mental health and disability
Learn what the law says about mental illness and disabilities, and your rights when it comes to police involvement, treatment and discrimination.
Other support for mental health and disability
Learn where to get legal help and other support for mental health and disability.
Guardianship and administration orders
How administration and guardianship orders work and the role of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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Reviewed 28 June 2022