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

Who is involved

Community involvement

The Family Safety Hub involves people with lived experience, government, community service providers and the private sector. The Hub is about creating lasting change for the community, so the community sector is encouraged to get involved.


The ACT’s first full-time Coordinator-General for Family Safety, Jo Wood, oversees the work of the Family Safety Hub. She is supported in this work by the Safer Families team in the Community Services Directorate.

Expert advice

We are establishing an Expert Advisory Committee with representatives from the community sector, philanthropic sector, innovation sector, government, and someone with lived experience of domestic and family violence.

Find out more about what the Hub is doing now.