Mental Health Act 2014

As of 30 November 2015 the mental health law in Western Australia is the Mental Health Act 2014 (MHA 2014).

The MHA 2014 relates to:

  • when a person can be provided with mental health treatment 
  • the criteria for referring a person for an examination by a psychiatrist 
  • when a person can be made an involuntary patient on an inpatient treatment order or a community treatment order 
  • how inpatient treatment orders and community treatment orders operate 
  • the rights of persons with mental illness and their personal support persons. 

For information about the drafting of the MHA 2014 and the work being done to implement it click here.

If you would like to provide feedback click here.

If you come within one of the categories listed to the right, the new laws may affect you. Click on the category to access resources and information about what the MHA 2014 means for you. 

Resources for mental health professionals

Resources for referrers to mental health services


Resources for persons experiencing mental illness


Resources for persons supporting someone with mental illness

Resources for transport officers 


Resources for non-government organisations and psychiatric hostels

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