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

Children and Families

COVID19 Stop the SpreadCOVID-19

Information for children and families about Child and Youth Protection Services during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at Publications and Policies. For broader community information, visit Connect in Canberra.

Children, Youth and Families supports children, young people, their families and carers so all children and young people in the ACT can grow up strong, safe and connected.

Report Child Abuse | 1300 556 729

Report your concerns of child abuse or neglect.


Information about services for children including their care, safety and development.


Information for young people including services, youth justice and their care and protection.

Families and Carers

Helping parents, extended family and carers care for children and young people.

A Step Up for Our Kids

The ACT's strategy for helping children grow up strong, safe and connected.

Therapeutic Resources

Special resources to help you care for children who have experienced trauma.


Find out what the words we use mean.

Publications and Policies

Access our resources including parent guides, factsheets and reports.