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

Public Housing Renewal

Growing and Renewing Public Housing

The ACT Government is committed to strengthening social housing assistance by delivering better public housing across Canberra. In 2019, the government announced an investment of $100 million for the second major renewal of public housing across Canberra.

The Growing and Renewing Public Housing Program 2019-2024 will deliver at least 1,200 better homes for tenants, which includes adding 200 homes to the portfolio to help with the waiting list.

In addition to growing the portfolio to provide more homes for those in need, the program is improving the overall quality of the portfolio to deliver greater tenant choice to support sustainable tenancies that meet the needs of vulnerable members of our community, now and into the future.

For more about the program, visit the ACT Government Homes and Housing websiteExternal Link