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



Careers within the Community Services Directorate (CSD) are centered around community client services and current vacancies can be found below. For information regarding youth work please visit the Youth Recruitment page.

CSD also maintains a Temporary Employment Register for short-term vacancies of up to three months.

Registrations for temporary employment will remain on our Register until December 31 of each year, after which registrants will be invited to submit a new Expression of Interest.

A range of short-term vacancies may become available in CSD.

We are particularly interested in Expressions of Interest from people with skills and experience in the following areas:

Accounting and Finance Administration Audit
Case Management Child Protection Communications and Marketing
Executive Assistant Human Resources Information Communications and Technology (ICT)
Legal Policy Service Delivery
Trainers / e-Learners Youth Justice Youth Worker

Please note that registration does not guarantee future employment within CSD.

CSD Policy Statement – CSD Temporary Employment Register [PDF 99KB] [Word 95KB]

To apply, please submit the following to

  1. A completed CSD Temporary Employment Register Application Form [PDF 297KB] [Word 108KB]
  2. A current CV, which includes your work history, relevant qualifications and training

Official Visitor Scheme | Expressions of InterestOfficial Visitor Scheme | EOI Image

Advert [PDF 845KB]

Re-advertisement for the ACT Official Visitor (Homelessness Services)

This position was first advertised in November 2019

The ACT Official Visitor Scheme is seeking EOIs from interested and exceptional people who will represent vulnerable members of our community.

An opportunity currently exists to apply for the Official Visitor (Homelessness Services). The role is appointed by the Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, and works independently of government administration.

The term for an Official Visitor is up to three years.

For specific information on the Official Visitor (homelessness services), please email Ms Huyen Truong at or call on 6205 4653.

Further information on the ACT Official Scheme can be found at Link

Please note:

Current Positions Advertised

Administrative Services Officer Class 5 -- $79,253 - $83,888Senior Gateway Officer -- [Temporary] -- Position no: 26790 -- Contact officer: Gina Garrett on (02) 6207 6006 or -- Closing date: 2020-04-06 site