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

National Findings

2018 AEDC Results

National Trends

The 2018 AEDC data show a significant decrease in the level of vulnerability on one or more domain(s) from 22 per cent (in 2012 and 2015) to 21.7 per cent.

Significant gains have been made in children’s communication skills and general knowledge with 8.2 per cent of children developmentally vulnerable on this domain. This is a decrease from 8.5 per cent in 2015 and 9.0 per cent in 2012.

The level of developmental vulnerability in the physical health and wellbeing domain has decreased from 9.7 per cent in 2015 to 9.6 per cent in 2018, however this still remains higher than 9.3 per cent in 2012.

For further information can be found on the AEDC websiteExternal Link

National Trends