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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Child and Family Centres


The early years of a child’s life sets the foundation for their future health, development and learning. The Child and Family Centres are a one-stop-shop for supporting families during this important time.

The Centres are staffed by highly skilled, experienced and qualified practitioners with social work, psychology, specialised nursing or other health, welfare and education qualifications. The staff at the Centres work to deliver a range of support programs and services to assist parents and young children (pre-birth to 8 years; however selected services can be offered to children up to 12 years of age).

Child and Family Centres provide services for families with young children in the Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen communities. At the Centres we can assist you with information, support and services for all members of your family. The Centres provide a range of universal, targeted and tailored services based on the needs of children and their families, with a strong emphasis on providing outreach services in homes, schools and the community.

Child and Family Centres:

The Child and Family Centres also aim to:

Parents are invited to visit their local Child and Family Centre, chat with a trained professional about parenting, ask questions and get information. This service is free, no appointment is necessary and can lead to ongoing, one-to-one support with a child and family worker.

Staff are available to speak with parents and service providers about a range of issues including: