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


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Physical Health and Wellbeing

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Department of Health - Get Up and Grow

Department of Health - Get up and growExternal Link

A program about healthy eating and physical activity including resource guides for educators and families with cook books and posters. Specific resources are available for educators working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Numerous translations are available.

Department of Health - Move and Play Every Day

Department of Health - Move and play every dayExternal Link

A fact sheet on the Australian physical activity guidelines for children aged birth to five.

Early Childhood Australia - Children’s Health and Nutrition

Early Childhood Australia - Children's health and nutritionExternal Link

Fact sheets and information on a range of topics affecting physical health and wellbeing.

Connect up for Kids

Connect up for KidsExternal Link

Key health promotion messages for primary care professionals to provide to families with children aged between 3 and 7 years.

Social Competence and Emotional Maturity

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Be You

Be YouExternal Link

Be You provides educators with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping children and young people achieve their best possible mental health.


ConnectionsExternal Link

A resource for early childhood educators to support children’s wellbeing.

Australian Psychological Society Tip Sheets

Australian Psychological Society Tip SheetsExternal Link

Information on a range of topics related to children’s mental health.

The Allen Adventure

The Allen AdventureExternal Link

The free Allen Adventure appExternal Link explores social and emotional skills that children need to make friends, to get on with others and to deal with unpleasant or difficult behaviour from other children. It is suitable for children from 3 to 8 years of age.

Introducing Building Blocks for Child Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Introducing Building Blocks for Child Social and Emotional Wellbeing External Link

The course engages with practitioners from the understanding that the most critical aspect of a child’s social and emotional development is the context within which children grow up, which has a profound influence on their social and emotional wellbeing. The key concepts focus on child development within the context of the child’s family, community, and networks.

Language and Cognitive Skills (school-based)

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Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good Practice

Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy: Building Good PracticeExternal Link

Digital booklet and set of flashcards designed to help early childhood educators turn everyday activities into literacy and numeracy teaching opportunities.

Let’s Read

Let's ReadExternal Link

A compilation of resources and suggested book lists for children birth to five years.

Communication Skills and General Knowledge

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Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood AustraliaExternal Link

Fact sheets and information on a range of topics affecting communication skills and general knowledge.

Speaking Promotes Education and Knowledge (SPEAK)

Speaking Promotes Education and Knowledge (SPEAK)External Link

An app that provides activities, ideas and information for parents, carers and educators to support and nurture language development in children from birth to six years of age.

General Resources Supporting Children and Families

Supporting Overall Development

Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing Up Great KidsExternal Link

Developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation, this website for parents and carers provides useful information about supporting children’s development (available in a range of languages).

Raising Children’s Network

Raising Children's NetworkExternal Link

For parents to access reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs.


ParentLinkExternal Link

ParentLink aims to provide information based on the latest research and promote the importance of effective parenting practices.

E-learning Course for Professionals and Practitioners Working with Families from Pre-Birth to Eight Years

E3LearningExternal Link

This 4 ½ hour online e-learning course is a free and easy to use resource for all professionals and practitioners working with children and families. It provides a starting point for using common language that delivers consistent and compelling messages to families about caring for their young child.

Little J and Big Cuz

Little J and Big CuzExternal Link

Videos, stories, games and tips to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families in the transition to school.

NSW Learn the Signs

NSW Learn the SignsExternal Link

Emerging Minds

Emerging MindsExternal Link

Emerging Minds develops mental health policy, services, interventions, training, programs and resources in response to the needs of healthcare professionals, children and their families.

Nest: What works for Kids

What works for KidsExternal Link Online database and networking site for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working to improve the wellbeing of children and youth, aged 0–24 years.

AEDC in other States and Territories