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About the PMHC-MDS

Funding by the Australian Government Department of Health has been provided to Primary Health Networks (PHNs) through a Primary Mental Health Care flexible funding pool to support commissioning of mental health and suicide prevention services in six key service delivery areas:

  • low intensity psychological interventions for people with, or at risk of, mild mental illness;
  • psychological therapies delivered by mental health professionals to under serviced groups;
  • early intervention services for children and young people with, or at risk of mental illness;
  • services for people with severe and complex mental illness who are being managed in a primary care setting;
  • enhanced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health services; and
  • a regional approach to suicide prevention activities with a focus on improved follow-up for people who have attempted suicide or are at high risk of suicide.

The Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set (PMHC MDS) will provide the basis for PHNs and the Department of Health to monitor and report on the quantity and quality of service delivery, and to inform future improvements in the planning and funding of primary mental health care services funded by the Australian Government.

The data reported by PHNs through the PMHC MDS will form the basis for production of key performance indicators used to monitor services delivered across the 31 PHN regions covered by PHNs.

Logicly has been contracted by the Department of Health to manage the PMHC MDS on its behalf.

A specification of the data items to be collected in the PMHC MDS is available.

If you would like to be notified about updates to this specification or announcements about the rollout of the PMHC MDS please subscribe to the PMHC MDS mailing list by sending an email to with the subject “subscribe”. This is not a general discussion list. Only moderated users can send messages to this list.

Information about how to get started on the PMHC MDS is available and will be regularly updated.



Update to the PMHC MDS - 2/2/2024

PMHC MDS Update v2.9.7

We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v2.9.7 was released on February 2, 2024.

The following update has been applied to the sign-in interface:

  • A link to allow password reset was added next to the Sign in button

The following updates have been applied in the reporting interface:

  • The ‘B1 - Activity Report: Client Characteristics’, ‘B2 - Activity Report: Episode Characteristics’ and ‘B3 - Activity Report: Service Contact Characteristics’ reports have been enhanced such that:
    • A ‘State/Territory’ Reporting Level has been added
    • A ‘Group By’ selector has been added with the following options for each Reporting Level:
      • National - ‘None’, ‘State/Territory’, ‘PHN’
      • State/Territory - ‘None’, ‘PHN’
      • Regional - ‘None’, ‘PO’
      • Provider Organisation - ‘None’
    • A ‘Filter By’ selector has been added that allows multiple selections of the entity that was selected for the Group By
  • Improved the speed of the ‘App2 - Culturally appropriate services for Indigenous population’ report when reporting at a Regional level
  • Improved the speed of the ‘B5 - Activity reports by provider workforce characteristics’ report when reporting at a National level
  • Fixed a bug that was occasionally causing decimal numbers to be rounded the wrong way
  • Fixed a bug where a CSV report could not be downloaded

The following updates have been applied in the upload interface:

  • Improved a validation error for the Service Contact Start Time to show an example from the upload where the time format has not been supplied correctly
  • Allow referral dates that are dated UTC tomorrow in order to accommodate different time zones
  • Fixed a bug where the “Uploader” field was missing from the filters section of the View Uploads tab

The following updates have been applied in the user management interface:

  • Fixed a bug where the Actions button was inactive in the Edit user roles tab
  • Fixed a bug where the Organisation Name was being displayed in the Organisation Path column in the user roles tab
  • Fixed a bug where the ‘Invitation issued by’ filter on the View Invitations tab was not working properly

The following updates have been applied in the organisation management interface:

  • Improved the speed of viewing lists of organisations

The user guides have been updated to reflect these updates. They are available at


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