Mental Health Commissioner

Timothy Marney was appointed as Mental Health Commissioner in February 2014.

A graduate of Murdoch University, Tim has 20 years experience in economics and finance with the State and Federal Governments. Mr Marney joined the WA Department of Treasury in 1993, where he held the position of Under Treasurer of Western Australia since 2005.

In his role as Under Treasurer, Mr Marney gained an in‑depth understanding of the health system and health reform initiatives. He also held responsibility for the State Government’s procurement agency, led the Government’s Economic Audit and subsequent reform of non‑government service delivery.

Mr Marney has served on the board of beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative, since 2008, and has been deputy chair of the board since 2010.

Mr Marney has been a vocal advocate of mental health issues and has spoken openly of his own experience with depression and anxiety. 


24 Hour Emergency Services

Health Direct Australia

1800 022 222

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MERL)

1300 555 788 Metro

1800 676 822 Peel

Rural Link

1800 552 002


Mental Health Week