General Recruitment Timetable

The Mental Health Review Tribunal recruits every two years for part time members in the following three categories:

Lawyer Members - must be qualified and admitted as an Australian lawyer (for a minimum of 7 years) and hold a current practising certificate or Bar admission;

Psychiatrist Members - must be registered medical practitioners with specialist registration in psychiatry and recognised qualifications as a psychiatrist;

Other Suitably Qualified Members - must have professional or personal experience with persons to whom the Mental Health Act 2007 relates, such as people with a mental health condition.  Experience with persons with dementia, acquired brain injury, intellectual disability or other cognitive impairments is also valued.

Part time members are required to sit on Tribunal panels and review the situation of persons with a mental illness within the framework of the NSW Mental Health Act 2007 (the Act) and the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 and make appropriate determinations and orders. Please note that under s188 of the Mental Health Act 2007, Tribunal members are prohibited from holding the office of Medical Superintendent or that of Official Visitor.

Members may be required to travel throughout metropolitan Sydney and on occasion to regional areas of NSW. Members are expected to participate in Tribunal professional development events. Applicants with lived experience as consumers or carers are encouraged to apply.

Further information may be found in the Tribunal’s Member Selection Criteria and Member Recruitment Guidelines. Please contact the Registrar on 0418 835 413 with any queries. Expressions of interest will be sought in November 2025 for a 2026 start date. 

Psychiatrist Members

Please note that Psychiatrist member applications are accepted at any time - please click here to submit an expression of interest.