Compulsory alcohol and other drug treatment program

The State Government has approved the development of a model of service and legislation to facilitate a compulsory alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment program in Western Australia.

For most people voluntary treatment is appropriate, however for a small number of people, compulsory treatment may provide a better opportunity for assessment and effective treatment. 

The Commission is currently working to develop an Exposure Draft Bill, which is intended to be released for consultation in December 2016. 

More information can be found here.

Submissions on the Discussion Paper closed on 1 December 2016.  

Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025

A first of its kind for the State, the Plan sets a bold agenda to create a more connected, high quality and person-centred system focused on the provision of holistic care and support.

The formulation of the Plan involved over 2,300 individuals and organisations, including key stakeholders, peak bodies, clinicians, consumers, carers and families.

The Plan provides a phased approach to investment over the next 10 years to deliver the optimal mix and level of services to meet the needs of the current and future

Mental Health Act 2014 resources

The Mental Health Act 2014 commenced on 30 November 2015 and has replaced the Mental Health Act 1996.

The Act creates new rights for families and carers to be more involved in decision making and treatment planning. There are also additional safeguards and advocacy services to protect the rights of people experiencing mental illness.


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2015/16 Annual Report

The 2015/16 Mental Health Commission Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament and is available as an ebook and pdf.

We have moved

Staff from the Mental Health Commission and the former Drug and Alcohol Office are now working together. Our new office is at 1 Nash Street, Perth. Contact us on (08) 6553 0600  

2016/17 Budget Bulletin

Mental Health Commission 2016/17 Budget Bulletin

A Western Australian community that experiences minimal alcohol and other drug-related harms and optimal mental health.

24 Hour Emergency Services

Health Direct Australia

1800 022 222

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)

1300 555 788 Metro

1800 676 822 Peel

Rural Link

1800 552 002


Mental Health Week