The Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) is an independent statutory scheme that visits and inspects:
The scheme is there to protect the rights of people experiencing an acute mental illness, and those with disability who live in a disability accommodation facility or a supported residential facility (SRF).
The CVS have the same powers as a health inspector and can advocate to help resolve issues and improve service responses.
The Disability Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) exists to protect the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities who live in disability accommodation or in Supported Residential Facilities (SRFs).
The Mental Health Community Visitor Scheme exists to provide further protection to the rights of people with a mental illness who are admitted to treatment centres in South Australia.
Community visitors report to the Principal Community Visitor, Maurice Corcoran AM, who:
Any issues or complaints about the scheme should be directed to the Principal Community Visitor in the first instance.
Community Visitor Scheme brochure 288.7 KB
Principal Community Visitor Annual Report, Disability
Principal Community Visitor Annual Report, Mental Health
Advisory Committee Process and Terms of Reference
Community Visitor Scheme
Phone - 1800 606 302 (available from mobile phones and within SA)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org