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

Health justice partnerships

Piloting health justice partnerships in the ACT

From January to June 2019 we piloted a new service for pregnant women and new families at risk of domestic and family violence in the ACT.

This was the first Family Safety Hub pilot service. It was funded by the Safer Families Levy, which supports new ideas that can make a difference for those affected by domestic and family violence in the ACT.

Our health justice partnership pilot provided free and confidential legal advice, practical assistance and tailored care in familiar settings. We embedded lawyers from Legal Aid ACT and Women’s Legal Centre into healthcare teams at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, and Gungahlin Child and Family Centre.

This review looks at how the pilot worked and what we have learned.

We would like to thank our health justice partners and Health Justice Australia for their help in designing and delivering the pilot. Their expertise and dedication have delivered a new service for the ACT that is making a difference for some of the most vulnerable in our community.

The partnership

A health justice partnership for the ACT

Successful implementation

What does it take to successfully implement a health justice partnership in the ACT?

Partner perspective

Centenary Hospital and Legal Aid

Partner perspective

Gungahlin Child and Family Centre and Women’s Legal Centre

Partner perspective

Calvary Hospital and Women’s Legal Centre

Download the PDF of the review [PDF 2.4MB]

Family Safety Hub Justice Partnerships