In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Be Strong Together

read more on COVID-19 website


The Community Services Directorate delivers excellence through client centered services and strives to create a safe and equitable community.

The Directorate is an organisation that delivers excellence through client-centred services to those who need them.  Our vision is to empower people to meet their full potential and enable the development of inclusive and strong communities.

ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy

The ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy (the Strategy) has been created to ensure that people with disability, their families, carers and the disability sector are supported through the COVID-19 health emergency and during the post-emergency transition.

Connect in Canberra

In a year that has tested all aspects of Canberra’s wellbeing, Canberrans have pulled together and risen to the challenge. We have been reminded of our responsibilities to each other and the power of community.

Connect in Canberra is an information hub to help you stay in the loop, keep connected, be part of your community and get assistance and support if you need it. We’ve pulled together information from across Government and the community in a range of areas, from finding the right support to getting involved in your community to keeping occupied and active.