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South Australia - Legislation

Mental Health Act 1977 (1977 - 1995)

Principal Act

The Mental Health Act 1977 (Act No.24/1977) was passed on 12 May 1977. Its full title is 'An Act to make provision for the treatment and protection of persons who are mentally ill; to make provision for the care, treatment and protection of persons who are mentally handicapped; to amend the Mental Health Act, 1935; and for other purposes'. This act was repealed by the Mental Health Act 1993, commencing on 10 March 1995, and had several amendments.


Amended by Act No.21/1979, Act No.122/1985, Act No.114/1986, Act No.47/1988, Act No.59/1993.

Sources used to compile this entry:

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Christine Moje