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

A number of information sheets are available for more details on A Step Up for Our Kids (Out of Home Care Strategy 2015-2020) and are as follows:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People information sheet
Agencies information sheet
Birth Parents information sheet
Carers information sheet
Child and Youth Protection information sheet
Children and Young People information sheet

Further information resources on services have been implemented under A Step Up for Our Kids are available below:-

Carer Subsidy and Therapeutic Assessments

Questions and Answers ‘Carer Approvals - Kinship Carers and Foster Carers’. [PDF 451KB] [Word 366KB]
Girl Reading