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 Seniors Directory


Welcome to your gateway for ACT seniors related information. You can find information on your area of interest by selecting one of the twelve (12) topic boxes below which will provide you with a list of useful websites.

If you are looking for information on aged care support please go to My Aged CareExternal Link or call 1800 200 422 (an Australian Government service).

Other sources of Information are the Citizen's Advice Bureau Shopfront at the Griffin Centre in Civic, ACT Government Shopfronts and the 'Age Page' in the front section of the White Pages.

A free commercial seniors e-magazine which provides useful information for 45+ readers on such topics as health, finances, travel and work is YourLifeChoices External Link. It offers a regular e-newsletter option.

The ACT Government provides these website links as general information and does not necessarily endorse the organisations listed, services provided or views expressed. We welcome advice from website hosts on introductory text and logos. Suggestions on additional links are also welcome.

Please note that many relevant organisations and groups may not be listed in this Directory if they do not have a website.