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


The Children & Young People Act 2008External Link was passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly on 1 July 2008.

The detail of the Act addresses how our community deals with child protection, young offenders, childcare services and the employment of children.

The Act reforms the law about the care, protection and wellbeing of children in the Territory. It aims to address questions such as:

  • "How do we protect our children and young people?"
  • "How do we establish a framework that seeks to support them?"
  • "How do we provide for the unique needs of young people in the criminal justice system?"
  • "How do we position our regulatory framework as the best?"

The Act is about fulfilling our duty, as a whole community, towards our children.

The following policy provides clarification about why, when and how to share information legally, professionally and appropriately when obtained while performing a function under the Children and Young People Act 2008External Link.

Forms and Fact Sheets

Information Holders
Information Sharing Key Points
Information Sharing Entity
Declared Care Team
Care Team Record Keeping for Members Fact Sheet
Consent to Share Information Form [PDF 120KB] [Word 56KB]

Declared Care Team

Under the Children and Young People ACT 2008External Link , the Director-General or delegate of the Community Services Directorate can declare a Care Team.

For more information on this topic, please refer to the Declared Care Team Information Sheet.