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


Publications and Policies

COVID-19 resources

Child and Youth Protection Services has made changes to how it works in response to COVID-19. The following documents outline our practice guidance during this time.

Note: As the COVID-19 situation changes frequently, the information on this website is only correct at a specific point in time. We are updating our staff as soon as practice changes are needed and aim to update the information on this website as quickly as possible.

The following resources are specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and carers

Financial support was announced in August 2020 for kinship and foster carers, and young people transitioning from care in 2020.

Publications CYPS practice and information resources Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Carers Youth Justice Therapeutic resources
Child and Family Centres