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DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects

Part C:Conditions applying to this submissions process

General conditions

Format of Submission

A pro-forma submission format is at Part D of this document. Consortia must address their submission to the specifications and their application will be assessed against the evaluation criteria set out in these specifications. The pro-forma submission format has been structured to reflect the information requirements of this submission process.

This template for submissions is available in electronic format (in Word for Windows format) and can be downloaded from the website of the Mental Health and Drugs Division at:


To be considered, a demonstration project submission will need to be submitted on the electronic template and endorsed and submitted by authorised officers of the consortium comprising at least a CAMHS, an adult mental health service, an entity related to primary health (for example, a Primary Care Partnership or a group representative of GPs) and a regional psychiatric disability rehabilitation and support service.

Legal entity

Service providers must provide proof of their legal status. A legal agreement can only be entered into by DHS with a service provider or individual with legal status established under:

Associations Incorporation Act

Co-operatives Act

Corporations Law

Health Services Act

An Individual Act of Parliament

Natural Person (a person at least 18 years of age, with a mental capacity to understand the agreement, not under any order or bankrupt)

Trustee Act.

DHS prefers to deal with service providers which have an Australian Business Number (ABN).


The specialist mental health service auspice will be lead agency and fund holder for the project. Consortium members specified in this brief operate under differing auspice and governance arrangements and it is not expected that these arrangements will change for the purposes of these projects. The consortium will be voluntary in nature with no separate legal status, except where this is already in existence between members.  

The Department expects that partnership arrangements will form within the service sector to aid the delivery of service reforms and to better meet the needs of the community.

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