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


The findings of this report are enhanced further, when considered alongside other major reports on children and young people.

A Picture of Children and Young People in the ACT provides evidence-informed insights into the lives of young Canberrans.

Together with other major national, state and territory reports including the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), Report on Government Services (ROGS), Mission Australia Youth Survey (MAYS) and ACT School Census (ACTSC) this publication will:

  • collectively inform families, educators, policy makers and the broader community on evolving needs of children and young people
  • highlight the prevalent issues affecting children and young people
  • emphasise and identify synergies for achieving key outcome areas for improvement.