Each year, 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental disorder, and approximately half experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives.

In June 2022, the Mental Health Select Committee finalised its inquiry into the opportunities to improve mental health outcomes for Queenslanders. It made 57 recommendations. In response to the inquiry, the government developed the Better Care Together plan. In the 2022–23 state budget, it committed $1.6 billion over 5 years to deliver better mental health, alcohol, and other drug services.

Audit Objective

This audit will assess how well Queensland’s state-funded mental health services are meeting the care needs of Queenslanders. In conducting our audit, we will consider recommendations made by the Mental Health Select Committee and the government’s progress in implementing them.     

Who we might audit
  • Department of Health
  • Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • selected hospital and health services.
Area of focus
Healthy and safe Queenslanders
Parliamentary Committee
Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee
Anticipated tabling: to be advised