Patient rights and support

The following resources can help you (or someone supporting you) understand your rights under the Mental Health Act 2016. Alternatively, you can contact an independent patient rights adviser.

This information is also available in other languages.

The Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (Department of Health) would like to credit the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service with the development and design of the patient rights videos, and their statewide consultation throughout the production process.

Statement of Rights

The Statement of Rights (PDF 3732 kB) contains important information about patient rights under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Independent patient rights advisers

Support persons

Mental Health Review Tribunal

Learn more about the Mental Health Review Tribunal.


Mental Health Court: Tips for attending a hearing (PDF 83 kB)

Advance care planning

Read the resources for treatment and care about a less restrictive way to treat a person, advance health directives and substitute decision makers.

Last updated: 5 December 2023