National mental health report 2013

How Australia's 2010-11 spending was invested

Page last updated: 2013

Figure 4 shows how Australia's $6.9 billion investment in mental health in 2010-11 was spent. Hospital services administered by state and territory governments accounted for the Iargest share of total national spending (26%).

This was followed by state and territory ambulatory care services (24%) and psychiatric medicines subsidised through the Australian Government Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (13%).

Figure 4: National spending on mental health, 2010-11

Refer to the following table for a text equivalent of Figure 4: National spending on mental health, 2010-11

Text version of figure 4

  • State/territory hospitals - 26.2%
  • State/territory ambulatory services - 24.0%
  • State/territory residential (staffed) - 3.5%
  • State/territory other - 3.4%
  • State/territory NGO - 4.4%
  • Aus Govt NGO support programs - 2.2%
  • MBS - GPs - 3.6%
  • MBS - private psychiatrists - 3.9%
  • MBS - psychologists/ allied health - 5.3%
  • Other Aus Govt primary care - 2.3%
  • Other Aus Govt programs and initiatives - 3.0%
  • PBS medicines - 12.5%
  • Private hospital care - 5.6%
Total 2010-11 spending on mental health programs and services $6.9 billion

Note: MBS and PBS items include Department of Veterans Affairs components