Mental Health Data

Page last updated: 01 November 2019

Downloadable files available on this page provide service utilisation data for programs that have been Commonwealth-funded.

Details about each program are provided within each dataset. The datasets provided for each program share the following standard features:

  • Data are aggregated at the level of SA3 areas and PHN regions
  • Unless otherwise stated, assignment of patient and service data to SA3/PHN is based on the patient’s postcode applicable at the last date of service in each reference period
  • The content of data provided covers the following categories:
    • patient count
    • service count (or prescriptions in the case of PBS)
    • government benefits paid (for MBS and PBS)
  • Data extracted for each financial year is based on date of service (or equivalent) rather than date of processing
  • Data are disaggregated by patient age and sex. Age groups are based on standard 5-year groupings except for the 0-24 year range. For this range, a different approach to age grouping is used that aligns with how mental health services are configured, both at State and Territory level and for Commonwealth program (e.g., headspace covers the age band 12-24). The groupings used are:
Pre-school0-4 years
Primary school5-11 years
Secondary school12-17 years
Youth/young adult18-24 years

Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) Data

Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) Data

MBS Mental Health Data by ABS SA3 and PHN

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare produce a report with MBS Mental Health Data by Statistical Area 3 (SA3) and PHN levels.

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