Some people may find content on this website distressing. Read more
The Find & Connect website is changing soon Read more
New South Wales - Organisation

Director of State Psychiatric Services (1958 - 1973)

Government Agency

The office of the Director of State Psychiatric Services was the New South Wales government agency that supervised psychiatric institutions from 1958 until 1973. Its powers were transferred to the Health Commission in 1972 (later the Health Department).


 1876 - 1917 Inspector General of the Insane
       1917 - 1958 Inspector General of Mental Hospitals
             1958 - 1973 Director of State Psychiatric Services

Provided 'Care' At


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Director of State Psychiatric Services', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016,; 'Mental Health Facilities Guide', in Museums of History NSW website, Museums of History NSW,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry