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

Working together for kids

The ‘Working together for kids’ series is a practical, easy to read set of guides that outline the typical child protection process in the ACT. These guides have been developed specifically for parents and families that become involved with Child and Youth Protection Services.

There are five guides in the series, each focusing on a different aspect of the child protection process. Their purpose is to provide parents and families with straightforward, relevant and helpful information specific to their needs at the time they need it.

By providing this information we aim to help parents and family members understand how the child protection system works in the ACT so we can best work together for the benefit of children and families.

The ‘Working together for kids’ series is made up of:

The ‘Working together for kids’ series was developed in partnership between Child and Youth Protection Services and the Australian Red Cross Birth Family Advocacy Support Service.

Community Services Red Cross