What are the SBRTs?

SBRTs are a mobile workforce of clinical experts, including:

  • nurse practitioners
  • nurses
  • allied health staff
  • specialists

The SBRTs are available to:

Why are SBRTs important?

Approved aged care providers can request SBRT assistance to address the needs of people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The SBRTs act quickly and provide expert advice to requesting services. They can:

  • assess the causes of the behaviours
  • assist care staff until the immediate crisis is resolved
  • develop a care plan to address and deal with behaviours
  • provide follow-up assistance

What are the goals of the SBRTs?

SBRTs is provide timely and expert advice to aged care providers caring for people with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

It is a service under Dementia Support Australia and supports their overall goals.

Who works with us on the SBRTs?

Dementia Support Australia is the national provider of the SBRTs and the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service.

HammondCare leads the industry partnership.


Dementia Support Australia is funded to provide SBRT until 30 June 2021.

Related information

Dementia Support Australia has resources for health care professionals and family members supporting a person living with dementia.


If you have questions about SBRTs, or to find out more about the initiative, contact Dementia Support Australia.

Last updated: 
22 January 2020