Victoria’s new Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission was formally established on 1 September 2023 under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.
As an independent statutory authority, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission will monitor and publicly report on the performance, quality and safety of the mental health and wellbeing system and elevate the leadership of people with lived experience.
It has substantial powers to obtain and share data, investigate complaints, begin inquiries, and report on the performance, quality and safety of the mental health system. It will also make recommendations to the Premier, Minister and heads of public service bodies.
The functions of the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) have been folded into the new Commission. Anyone with an open complaint with the MHCC on 1 September will have it automatically carried over to the new Commission.
- the functions of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission
- the inaugural Commissioners
- to submit a new complaint.
Reviewed 05 September 2023