Mental Health Tribunal – two community representative positions – closing date 21 June 2019

The Mental Health Tribunal Western Australia is an independent statutory tribunal established under the Mental Health Act 2014 (WA). The Tribunal’s primary role is to safeguard the rights of involuntary patients receiving psychiatric treatment without informed consent in Western Australia. The Tribunal reviews every involuntary treatment order in Western Australia shortly after it is made, and then every three months thereafter. The Tribunal also determines a range of other applications, including applications to administer electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery.

The positions
The Mental Health Tribunal Western Australia is seeking expressions of interest to fill a total of 6 full-time (or an equivalent number of part-time) positions as Legal Members, Psychiatrist Members and Community Members. Members may be appointed on a full-time or part-time basis, with those appointed on a part-time basis having fixed schedules. The Tribunal will also consider appointing sessional Psychiatrist Members, particularly Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, to supplement areas of operational need. Sessional members are paid a casual rate to work only as required.

Members of the Tribunal hold statutory office and are appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Mental Health for a term of up to five years, on the terms and conditions of appointment determined by the Minister. Members are not employees within the meaning of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (WA).

Further Information
Prior to applying, please read the detailed Position Description Sheet  and Expression of Interest Form. See also the full advertisement. Applications must be submitted using the Expression of Interest Form.

If, after reading the Position Description Sheet and Expression of Interest form, you require further information, please contact Fiona Macleod, Price Consulting Group Pty Ltd on 0407 980 708 or by email at

How to apply
Send your completed Expression of Interest form (including evidence of your professional qualifications), your CV, and your covering letter in pdf to ‘Expression of Interest’ – Attn. Fiona Macleod at

Hard copies of applications, incomplete applications, or late applications are unable to be accepted.