Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide comprehensive services for children and adolescents experiencing mental health problems. 

Services provided

  • Assessment and intake services
  • School early intervention programs 
  • Community-based multidisciplinary services
  • In-patient services


Available to children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years with serious emotional disturbance

How to access

Contact your local Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

For psychiatric triage (information, assessment and referral) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 


24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


CAMHS may be partly or fully covered by Medicare. 

Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.