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

Lauren Jackson


2014 - ACT Honour Walk, ACT Young Australian of the Year Nominee 2006

Canberra Capitals/Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson is widely recognised as one of the best women's basketball players ever. The Australian Opals vice-captain has won international acclaim for her athleticism, skills, attitude and passion. Lauren started playing at the age of four.

Twelve years later she was named in the national squad. Her story since then has one of record after record, including becoming the first non- American to be named as the USA's most valued player and leading the ACT team to two national premierships.

As a twelve-year-old, Lauren wrote herself a note:'I am going to play at the 2000 Olympics.' At sixteen, she became the youngest person ever to be selected for the women's national team.

The Opals won silver in Sydney and repeated the performance in Athens in 2004. Her professional excellence and her inspirational performances make her a truly exceptional role model for all young Australians.

Source: https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1522External link