Key messages

  • A person has the right to access their health information, including their mental health records.
  • Records held by public sector mental health organisations are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

A person has the right to access their health information, including their mental health records.

Records held by public sector mental health organisations are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Private sector organisations, including sole practitioners and practitioners working in partnerships, should refer to information relating to the Health Records Act 2001.

Request to access documents

 For more information on how you can access your records, see Making a freedom of information request on the Department of Health and Human Services website.