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

ACT Government Response to the DVPC Report from the EM 2018


On Thursday 6 June 2019 the ACT Government delivered a response to the Domestic Violence Prevention Council Extraordinary Meeting addressing the needs of children and young people impacted by family violence, 2018External Link

The final report from this Extraordinary Meeting, published in October 2018, outlined that children and young people exposed to domestic and family violence are often ‘invisible’ in ACT service systems and the supports and services that provide a crucial response to adults do not adequately recognise children and young people as ‘clients in their own right’. The report made five recommendations on actions the ACT Government can take to ensure that children and young people are accorded equal status in consideration of domestic and family violence. The ACT Government has accepted all of these recommendations.

The ACT Government Response details the specific initiatives that will be occurring across Government that will both augment the existing family violence sector to be more responsive to the needs of children and young people impacted by this violence and ensure that responses expand and capture all members of the community.

The Office of the Coordinator-General for Family Safety has led the development of this whole of government response.

ACT Government Response to the Domestic Violence Prevention Council Report from the Extraordinary Meeting 2018- Final version [HTML] [PDF 938KB] [Word 446KB]