Request reasons for a decision or a transcript
Reasons for decision
A patient may ask the Tribunal to provide reasons for the Tribunal’s decision in a hearing. The Tribunal will also consider a request for reasons made on behalf of a patient by their representative (lawyer, mental health advocate, or nominated person). If you would like the Tribunal to provide you with reasons for its decision at a hearing, please complete a request form in pdf or word within 28 days of the date of the hearing and send it to the Tribunal.
Transcript of a hearing
The Mental Health Act 2014 does not require the Tribunal to provide transcripts of hearings. However, requests for transcripts made by a patient, or on behalf of the patient by a patient’s representative (legal practitioner, mental health advocate, or nominated person), will be considered in limited circumstances (such as where it is needed to aid the patient’s understanding of the Tribunal’s most recent decision). If you would like the Tribunal to provide you with a transcript of your hearing, please complete a request form in pdf or word and send it to the Tribunal.
If you have questions about these forms, or need help completing the forms, call the Tribunal Registry on (08) 6553 0060 or the Mental Health Advocacy Service on (08) 6234 6300.
If you want to speak to a lawyer, call the Mental Health Law Centre on (08) 9328 8012.
Page reviewed 04 March 2021