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


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


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500


Housing ACT provides social housing and specialist homelessness funding to meet the needs and circumstances of low income and disadvantaged people. Through strengthening social housing and reducing homelessness, we help alleviate social isolation and build resilience, contributing to a safer, stronger
and more inclusive community – a community where everybody has the opportunity for a bright future regardless of their characteristics, circumstances or background.

Housing ACT is committed to excellence and the highest ethical standards as we focus on client outcomes, respond to individual needs, and steward the public housing portfolio. For tenancy information, including housing assistance, tenancy support or asset management, visit our Services page.

Changes to the way Housing ACT operates during COVID-19

See how you can provide information or get in touch with us without coming into the Housing ACT shopfront.

Supporting public housing tenants during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Support for public and community housing in response to COVID-19

Read more about how the ACT Government is supporting Canberrans most in need, including social housing tenants and people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Our Stories

Hear from tenants on how the Growing and Renewing Program is making a difference.

Our Projects

See how the program is growing and renewing public housing across Canberra.

From the Minister

Public housing is a vehicle for better lives, social inclusion, participation and stronger communities. The stewardship of this public asset is important to ensure that affordable and secure housing is made available for Canberrans who need it, now and into the future.

ACT Housing Strategy Growing and Renewing Public Housing 2019-2024

Growing and Renewing Public Housing 2019-24 is a plan to manage the public housing portfolio over the next five years. The plan has targets to grow and renew public housing so that our portfolio meets current and future tenant needs.

Cohort Study

Support requirements and accommodation options for people in the ACT with high and complex service needs.