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

Murranga Murranga


ACT Public Service Indigenous Network (ACTPSIN)

The ACT Public Service Indigenous Network (ACTPSIN) was established in January 2008 and provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in the ACT Public Service to contribute to improving program and service delivery by the ACT Government.

On January 1st 2015 the network will be known as Murranga Murranga, this is a Ngunnawal word given to the network by the United Ngunnawal Elders Council. Murranga by itself means ‘hand’ and together Murranga Murranga means “hand in hand.”

The ACTPSIN has an Executive Team consisting of 2 co chairs and 2 team members, the next election will be held during the first meeting of 2015. The network will hold 4 meetings in 2015 and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ACT Government staff is encouraged to attend and/or join the network to be kept up-to-date with information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

The network also consists of four working groups, these are;

  • Employment;
  • Mentoring and Leadership;
  • Workforce Retention; and
  • Cultural integrity.

Secretariat and administrative support for Murranga Murranga (ACTPSIN) is provided by the ACT Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Please contact the secretariat on (02) 6207 9784 or by e-mail at oatsia@act.gov.au for further details.