A snapshot of suicide prevention reform in Australian states and territories

Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. With over 400 members representing more than 140,000 workers, staff and volunteers across Australia, we provide a collective voice for service providers, practitioners, researchers, local collaboratives and people with lived experience.

More than 3,000 people tragically die by suicide and an estimated 65,000 people attempt suicide each year. Over 7.5 million Australians have been impacted by suicide. Our shared vision is a world without suicide and with our members, we work to inform through data and evidence; influence systemic changes that drive down suicide rates and build capability and capacity.

Purpose of this report

Research into suicide prevention reforms by jurisdictions for this report was undertaken during September 2022 โ€“ December 2022. The National Agreement on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and subsequent Bilateral Agreements had only been finalised in the months prior to research commencing. We acknowledge that many governments may have had suicide prevention reforms on their agenda for future development that may not be captured in this report. As suicide prevention activities continue to develop, we hope this report is used as an advocacy tool to champion further reform at the state and territory government level to strengthen suicide prevention across Australia.

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