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 and Wellbeing

Contact Canberra Directory - Ageing Health Services
Find a Health Service
Health Directorate - Aged Care and Rehabilitation Service
Walk-In Centre
Healthdirect Australia
National Hearing Care
Nutrition Australia
The Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team
COTA ACT - Community Eduction Program
Women's Centre for Health Matters
Women ACT
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services
Mesothelioma Guide

Excercise and Fitness Options

YMCA - PrYme Movers
Heart Foundation
Pedal Power
Dance Societies and Groups in Canberra


Arts and Health Australia

Contact Canberra Directory - Ageing Health ServicesVolunteering and Contact ACT

Information on Health Services specifically for ageing people can be found on the Contact Canberra Community Information directory. Link

Find a Health ServiceFind a Health Service External Link


Health Directorate - Aged Care and Rehabilitation ServiceACT Health Directorate

These services include prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, support and rehabilitation for older people and people experiencing disability following an illness / trauma. Link

Equipment Services Link


Walk In CentreWalk-In Centre

Located in Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Belconnen, the centre provides free one-off advice and treatment for people with minor illness or injury. Open from 7.30am until 10pm every day of the year, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. No appointment necessary. Link


Healthdirect AustraliaHealthdirect Australia

A telephone triage, health advice and information line funded by federal, state and territory governments. 1800 022 222. External Link


Hearing CareNational Hearing Care

National Hearing CareExternal Link offers a range of services to look after all your hearing needs, from diagnosing hearing difficulties, to fitting, servicing and maintaining hearing aids. 1800 703 123

Nutrition AustraliaNutrition Australia

Promoting optimal health for all Australians by encouraging food variety and physical activity. Website includes healthy recipes and useful factsheets. Link


ACT Health Directorate The Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team

Provides a 24 hour, seven day a week service used for assessment and treatment of mentally ill people in crisis situations. Phone 1800 629 354 or 6205 1065. Link


COTACOTA ACT - Community Education Programs

Trained Peer Educators volunteer their time to talk to older Canberrans about healthy ageing issues. Link


Women's Centre for Health MattersWomen's Centre for Health Matters

A resource centre for issues relating to women's health and wellbeing. External Link


Women's Information and Referral CentreWomen ACT

The ACT Government's online information service for women and girls brings together the Office for Women and Women's Information Referral Centre websites and includes an enhanced Women's Service Directory.


Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health ServicesWinnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services

Winnunga Nimmityjah provides a holistic model of health care that encompasses not only medical care, but a range of programs to promote good health and healthy lifestyles. External Link


Beyond BlueBeyondblue

The National depression initiative to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively to it when it occurs. Link



Provides confidential telephone counselling for people who are in need of support at times of crisis. External Link


Mesothelioma GuideMesothelimoma Guide

Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives. Mesothelioma Guide was founded with over a decade of experience serving the mesothelioma community and a commitment to creating a better environment for patients and family members. By remaining a for-profit company, we’re able to dedicate hundreds of thousands of dollars in free top-tier resources and patient support staff. Link


YMCA - PrYme Movers

YMCA - PrYme Movers

The leading provider of older adult health and wellness programs in Canberra. Classes operate at various centres throughout Canberra. Link


Heart Foundation Heart MovesHeart Foundation

Helping all Australians stay active for life. External Link


Pedal PowerPedal Power

A community organisation with the objectiver: 'More canberrans cycling, more often, for a better community'. External Link


Dance Societies and Groups in Canberra Link


Belconnen Fitness GYM@BCS

Get fit and have fun at BCS Fitness. Link


Arts and Health Australia

A networking and advocacy organisation and cousulting agency, established to enhance and improve health and wellbeing within the community through engagement in creative activity. External Link



Develops and implements government policies relating to the arts. It manages the ACT Arts Fund, the Public Art Program and a range of other arts development initiatives as well as oversees the development and managment of a range of ACT cultural facilities. Link


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