State and territory suicide prevention strategies in Australia

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New South Wales

The Mental Health Commission of New South Wales’ Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014–2024 serves as the overarching framework for mental health and wellbeing for the period of 2014-2024.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 provides a vision for how everyone in the community can work together to reduce suicide.


The Shifting Minds: Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2018 - 2023 aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders and to develop a renewed approach to suicide prevention.

South Australia

The South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021 builds on the strategies outlined within the previous South Australian suicide prevention plan 2012-2016.


The Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy (2016-2020) focuses on developing a whole-of-government and cross-sector approach to suicide prevention.


The Victorian Suicide Prevention Framework 2016-2025 is a whole-of-government approach to suicide and is one of the priorities outlined in Victoria’s 10-Year Mental Health Plan.

Western Australia

The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 provides a guide for mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drug reform in Western Australia over a 10 year period.