Mental Health Court
The Mental Health Court decides the state of mind of people charged with criminal offences.
The court decides whether an alleged offender was of unsound mind when they committed an offence and whether they are fit for trial.
The court also hears appeals from the Mental Health Review Tribunal and inquiries into the lawfulness of a patient’s detention in authorised mental health facilities.
The Mental Health Court hears matters in Brisbane and also conducts hearings via videoconferencing.
Read recent Mental Health Court decisions on the Supreme Court Library Queensland website
List and links to landmark decisions of the Queensland Mental Health Court
How the court is constituted, how criminal cases are referred and the powers of the Mental Health Court, including orders, inquiries and investigations.
What happens in hearings, types of court orders, making a statement for the court and decisions the court may make
How the Mental Health Review Tribunal reviews forensic patients, what they consider, the extent of their powers and what help is available for the victims of crime
How to start an appeal in the Mental Health Court, who can appeal, who can appear at the proceedings and what the court can decide
Mental Health Court 2000 forms
Mental Health Court 2016 forms
Practice directions for the Mental Health court
Contacts for the Mental Health court