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

Ministerial Seniors Roundtable

On 28 May 2020, Minister for Seniors and Veterans, Gordon Ramsay MLA, hosted a Roundtable with Ministers across Australia to discuss issues affecting seniors. The Roundtable focused on the impacts of social isolation and loneliness amongst seniors, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Commonwealth, states and territories agreed that the roundtable meetings continue into the foreseeable future to establish an ongoing intergovernmental mechanism to address issues affecting seniors across Australia which do not readily fall within the responsibility of another ministerial forum or council.

The communique from the inaugural roundtable is available here [PDF 79KB] [Word 13.7KB]

In addition to the work in the veterans sector, The Office for Seniors and Veterans:

For more information please contact the Office for Seniors and Veterans on (02) 6207 8830 or email