Departmental contacts

New South Wales

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) 

Contact

Senior Program Officer
DoH
GPO Box 9848
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: 02 9263 3555

State Government Structures

Contact

Manager, Prevention Unit
Centre for Mental Health
Level 4
73 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Telephone: 02 9391 9309

Northern Territory

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) 

Contact

Program Manager
Health Strategies
NT DoH Office
GPO Box 9848
Darwin NT 0801
Telephone: 08 8918 3433

State Government Structures

Contact

Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Mental Health Program
NT Department of Health and Families
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Telephone: 08 89 992789

Committees

NT Suicide Prevention Coordinating Committee

In March 2007, a cross Government Coordinating Committee for Suicide Prevention was established to monitor and evaluate the progress of the NT Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention and to develop an NT Action Plan for Suicide Prevention to provide future direction for the Northern Territory.

The committee include representatives from mental health, alcohol and other drugs, family and children's services, remote health, acute health, police, justice, sport and recreation , employment, education and training, Office of Aboriginal Policy, Office of Youth Affairs, NT Coroners Office, and the Australian Government Depts of Health and Ageing and Families Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Key State Government documents

  • Northern Territory Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services 2003
  • Northern Territory Government Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2008-2011 (under construction - currently draft only)
  • Building Healthier Communities A Framework for Health and Community Services
  • 2004-2009 Department of Health and Community Services
  • Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage - Generational Plan for Action 

Queensland

Australian Government
Department of Health ( DoH) 

Contact

Program Officer
Suicide Prevention
DoH
GPO Box 9848
Queensland 4001
Telephone: 1800 177 099

State Government Structures

Contact

Senior Policy Officer (Suicide Prevention)
Mental Health Branch
GPO Box 48
BRISBANE QLD 4001

South Australia

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) 

Contact

Project Officer
DoH
GPO Box 9848
Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone: 08 8237 8008

State Government Structures

Contact

Chief Project Officer
Mental Health Promotion Program
Health Promotion Branch
Statewide Service Strategy 
SA Health

GPO Box 287
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: 08 8226 6329

Tasmania

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) 

Contact

Suicide Prevention Strategy Officer
Department of Health & Human Services
GPO Box 125
Hobart TAS 7001
Telephone: (03) 6230 7780

Committees

Visit the website of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Steering Committee (TSPSC)

Victoria

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) 

Contact

NSPS Program Co-ordinator
DoH
GPO Box 9848
Melbourne VIC 3001
Telephone: 03 9665 8260

State Government Structures

Contact

Senior Project Officer
Policy and Workforce Strategy
Mental Health
Level 17
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: 03 9096 7777

Western Australia

Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) 

Contact

Executive Officer
DOH
Primary Health Section
GPO Box 9848
Perth WSA 6848

Telephone: 08 9346 5441

State Government Structures

Contact

Executive Officer: Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco
Western Australia 6008
Telephone: 08 9489 7717

Key State Government documents

Mental Health Strategy 2004-2007

Suicide Prevention Strategy (in development stage)

State Government Committee: Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention

Executive Officer
Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco
Western Australia 6008
Telephone: (08) 9489 7717

Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention

The Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention is an advisory body to the WA State Minister for Health