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

Overseas Qualifications Assessments (OQA)

Apply for an AssessmentExternal Link
Trade and School Qualifications
Frequently Asked Questions

The ACT Government, through the Community Participation Group, provides free assessments of overseas higher education qualifications for permanent residents living in the ACT. This service is also available for refugees, asylum seekers and humanitarian entrants living in the ACT.

The assessment broadly compares an overseas qualification to an Australian qualification, using the Australian Qualifications FrameworkExternal Link

We are only able to assess higher education qualifications that are listed in the AEI-NOOSR Country Education ProfilesExternal Link

If you have qualifications from a country that is not listed, an AEI-NOOSR assessment may be appropriate for you. AEI-NOOSR assessments are for general purposes only and are not for the purposes of study, migration or entry to a particular occupation or profession. Please visit the AEI-NOOSRExternal Link website for more information.

For all enquiries please phone 6205 3142