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

Dr Ceridwen Fraser

2016 - ACT Scientist of the Year

Dr Ceridwen Fraser is a born and bred Canberran who was educated in our schools, studied at the University of Canberra and now works at the Australian National University as a biogeographer.

Dr Fraser is a product of Canberra’s world-class education system, and like many before her has gone on to make a number of achievements in science. Her internationally renowned research is helping understand how plants and animals survive climate changes. Her work has important implications for how we manage biodiversity and ecosystems now and into the future.

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