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

Foster and Kinship Carers

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Foster and Kinship carers are at the very heart of the care system and do an enormous job in providing love, support and stability to vulnerable children and young people. A Step Up for Our Kids will provide carers with a more equitable system of support, better information and streamlined processes, so that they can be better supported in their caring role. Some of the key changes under A Step Up for Our Kids include:

In July 2015, the new Carer Subsidy and Therapeutic Assessments were introduced. Further information can be found on the Carer Subsidy and Therapeutic Assessment page.

Links to additional information for foster and kinship carers are below:

Information Sheet for Carers
ACT Carer Roundtables Questions and Answers
Training for Carers
Information changes to carer approvals