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

Office of the Coordinator-General

Jo Wood, Coordinator-General for Family Safety

Jo Wood was appointed as the ACT’s first permanent Coordinator-General for Family Safety in October 2016. Jo has significant experience in the Jo Wood, Coordinator-GeneralAustralian Public Service across employment, economic strategy, and Indigenous policy and program delivery areas. Most recently, Jo was Group Manager at the Australian Department of Employment. There she was responsible for policy on jobs growth, women’s workforce participation, and social impact investment.

She also led the Department’s innovation framework and behavioural economics capability. Jo has demonstrated strengths in building relationships and partnerships in sensitive environments across the private sector, all levels of governments, service providers, the academic sector and communities. This experience is invaluable in her role as Coordinator-General for Family Safety in the ACT.

Coordinator-General’s role

The Coordinator-General for Family Safety is responsible for:

The Coordinator-General is supported by the Safer Families team within the Community Services Directorate.

Key work to date

The Coordinator-General and Safer Families team have led key strategic and service development initiatives, including: