List of Australian psychiatric institutions

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This is a list of operational and former Australian psychiatric hospitals.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

There are no institutions known to have existed.

New South Wales[edit]

Mental asylums in New South Wales
Facility Status Managed Opened Closed Capacity Location
Castle Hill Lunatic Asylum[1] Demolished  ? 1811 1826  ? Castle Hill, New South Wales
Callan Park Hospital for the Insane (Rozelle Hospital) [2][3] Closed Warden: G Cleaver 1885 2008[4] 250 Lilyfield
Cumberland Hospital Operational  ?  ?  ?  ? Parramatta
Darlinghurst Gaol Closed  ? 1841 1914  ? Darlinghurst
Gladesville Mental Hospital (Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum) Closed  ? 1838 1993  ? Gladesville, New South Wales
Morisset Hospital Operational  ?  ?  ?  ? Morisset
Macquarie Hospital[5] Operational  ? 1959[6]  ? 195 North Ryde
St Vincent's: CARITAS Operational  ? 1863 2010  ? Darlinghurst
Port Macquarie Mental Asylum Closed  ?  ?  ?  ? Port Macquarie
Total capacity ?

Northern Territory[edit]

There are no asylums known to have existed.

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Mental asylums in Victoria
Facility Status Opened Closed Capacity Location
Yarra Bend Asylum Demolished 1848 1925 1000+ Fairfield, Melbourne
Ararat Asylum (Aradale Mental Hospital) Closed 1865 1993 2000 Ararat
Collingwood Stockade (Carlton Lunatic Asylum) Demolished 1866 1872  ? Carlton North, Melbourne
Beechworth Asylum (Mayday Hills) Closed 1867 1995 1200[7] Beechworth
Kew Asylum (Willsmere Mental Hospital) Closed 1871 [8] 1988 884 (in 1903)[9] Kew, Melbourne
Ballarat Asylum (Lakeside Mental Hospital) Demolished 1877 1997  ? Ballarat
Sunbury Asylum (Caloola) Closed 1879 1985  ? Sunbury
Kew Cottages Closed 1887 2007  ? Kew, Melbourne
Royal Park Closed 1909 1999  ? Parkville, Melbourne
Mont Park Asylum Closed 1912 1999  ? Bundoora, Melbourne
Larundel Psychiatric Hospital New housing built on site 1953 1996[10] 747 [11] Bundoora, Melbourne
Brierly Mental Hospital Closed 1957[12]  ?  ? Warrnambool
Thomas Embling Hospital Operational 2000 - 116[13] Fairfield, Melbourne

Pleasant View Receiving House in Preston (short lived). Heatherton Hospital in south east Melbourne.

Western Australia[edit]

Mental asylums in Western Australia
Facility Status Managed Opened Closed Capacity Location
Claremont Mental Hospital Closed  ? 1903 1972 1,114 Mount Claremont, Western Australia
Fremantle Lunatic Asylum Closed  ? 1865 1909  ? Fremantle, Western Australia
Graylands Hospital Operational 1972 - 178 Mount Claremont, Western Australia
Heathcote Mental Hospital Closed  ? 1929 1994 113 Applecross, Western Australia
Perth House Closed  ? 1909 1911  ? Perth, Western Australia
Roma Hospital Closed  ? 1924 1925  ? Cottesloe, Western Australia
Whitby Falls Mental Hospital[14] Closed  ? 1897 1972 34 Mundijong, Western Australia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Castle Hill lunatic asylum (1811-1826) and the origins of eclectic pragmatism in Australian psychiatry.; [1]
  2. ^ Friends of Callan Park; The Future of Callan Park: A suggested Vision and Way Forward; 14 August 2003; [2]
  3. ^ NSW Health, The Rozelle Hospital, Facility Information, Accessed 04/11/06
  4. ^ NSW Nurses' Associaion, Farewell Rozelle Hospital Accessed 31/8/08
  5. ^ Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, "Macquarie Hospital" Accessed 10/11/10
  6. ^ State Records Archives Investigator, "Agency Detail" Accessed 10/11/10
  7. ^ La Trobe University Beechworth Site details Accessed 5/9/08
  8. ^ PROV, Agency VA 2840 [3], Accessed 27/8/08
  9. ^ "Kew, Victoria (archived)". Australian Places. Monash University. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Sandy Jeffs The Politics of Asylum Paper for the VICSERV Conference 2006
  11. ^ Darebin Libraries, Larundel Mental Asylum, History, Accessed 27 August 2008
  12. ^ SouthWest Health Care Annual Report 2004 Accessed 2008-09-29
  13. ^ Forensicare. Thomas Embling Hospital retrieved 5/5/12
  14. ^ "Whitby Falls Hospital". State Records Office of Western Australia. Retrieved 23 January 2013.