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

Kathy Richards

2020 - ACT International Women's Day Award

Kathy is currently Oxfam’s Country Director for Timor-Leste, focusing on food security, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian preparedness, community rights to free prior and informed consent, and civil society strengthening.

Kathy has worked in development in Timor-Leste since 2014. Prior to Timor-Leste, Kathy worked on the Australian Government aid program for the Philippines.

Kathy has extensive experience in the women’s movement, leading the secretariat for Equality Rights Alliance, Australia’s largest national alliance of women’s organisations.

Kathy was Human Rights Advisor with the Australian Council for International Development and has worked with Amnesty International Australia in a range of positions, including National Campaign Coordinator and Vice President of the National Board.

In 2012 Kathy was awarded the annual ACT International Women’s Day Award.