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Terms of Reference

Download the Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council Terms of Reference

The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council was established by the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 on 1 July 2013. The Council’s functions outlined in the Act are to:

  • provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission on mental health or substance misuse issues either on its own initiative or at the Commission’s request
  • make recommendations to the Commission regarding the Commission’s functions.

Members of the Council do not represent any particular organisation but bring knowledge, skills and experience in relation to mental health, and alcohol and other drugs affecting:

  • service users and their carers, families and support persons
  • service providers
  • people living in remote and regional communities
  • members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.

Consultation and liaison with community, government and industry informs the advice provided by the Council to the Commission.

The Council acts as a champion for people living with mental health issues and/or problematic substance use, including their families, carers and support people.


For further information or questions contact the Council Secretariat via email

Last updated 16 September 2016

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