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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500


ACT Findings

2018 AEDC Results Overview

National InfographicExternal Link
National ReportExternal Link

results overview

Comparison of ACT and National AEDC Results

Comparison of ACT and National AEDC Results

Comparison of ACT and National AEDC results

The 2018 AEDC data show signifiant increases in the percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in the physical health and wellbeing, social competence and emotional maturity domains in the ACT in 2018 compared to 2015. The percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in these domains in the ACT in 2018 are higher than the corresponding percentages nationally.

The 2018 AEDC data show no significant changes in the percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in the language and cognitive skills (school-based) and communication skills and general knowledge domains in the ACT in 2018 compared to 2015. The percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in these domains in the ACT in 2018 are lower than the corresponding percentages nationally.

The 2018 AEDC data show signifiant increases in the percentages of children developmentally vulnerableon one or more or two or more domains in the ACT in 2018 compared to 2015. The percentages of children developmentally vulnerableon one or more or two or more domains in the ACT in 2018 are higher than the corresponding percentages nationally.

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Changes in Developmental Vulnerability in the ACT over the four AEDC Cycles

Changes in Developmental Vulnerability in the ACT over the four AEDC Cycles

The trend over the four cycles of the AEDC in the ACT (2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018) has seen increases in the percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in the physical health and wellbeing, social competence and emotional maturity domains, and to a lesser extent in the language and cognitive skills (school-based) domain.

The percentages of children in the ACT developmentally vulnerable on one or more and two or more developmental domains increased significantly in 2018 compared to 2015.

The AEDC data shows that in 2018, one in four children in the ACT were developmentally vulnerable on one or more domains and one in eight were developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains.

% developmentally vulnerable table

% developmentally vulnerable table

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Regional Patterns in the ACT

Regional Patterns in the ACT

The 2018 AEDC data show thatthe South Canberra, Tuggeranong and Belconnen regions had the highest percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in 2018. Of those children, more than one in four (more than 25 %) were developmentally vulnerable on one or more domain and more than one in eight (more than 12.5 %) were developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains.

The Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Gungahlin regions had the largest numbers of children developmentally vulnerable in 2018, with 74 % of all children in the ACT who were developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains located in these three regions.

The percentage of children who are developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains has increased significantly in 2018 compared to 2009 in the Belconnen, Tuggeranong, South Canberra and Woden regions and has decreased significantly in North Canberra and Weston Creek.

Regional patterns in the ACT

Regional patterns in the ACT