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

Using your AEDC Results

The AEDC provides essential data to identify the needs of children and families. It is important that we use the AEDC as an outcome measure to inform policy and programs and bring together key stakeholders in the community to support early child development.

For more information, please visit the AEDC results websiteExternal Link

How to Use the Results

The resources listed below will ​assist you to access and understand your community’s AEDC results. You will also find information on how to use the results to engage your community and plan actions to better support local children and their families.

Community-level AEDC results and other useful demographic information are reported publicly as data tables, maps and Community Profiles, and these can be accessed through the AEDC Data Explorer External Link

School staff also have access to their individual School Profile which detail AEDC results for their school over all previous cycles.

The resources below provide information on how the AEDC results can benefit communities in the planning and delivery of targeted actions to support local children and families.

For further information see the AEDC User GuideExternal Link

ACT AEDC Champions

Communities and schools across Australia have been using their AEDC results to plan, develop and evaluate a wide range of initiatives for children and families.

Following the fourth nation-wide collection of AEDC data in 2018, communities and schools now have ​four sets of data to build a more comprehensive picture of child development, and further inform their initiatives for shaping the environments of children.

A series of School stories has been developed to showcase the AEDC in action in schools and communities across Australia. Listed below are local ACT stories. For a comprehensive list of all AEDC stories refer to the AEDC website