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

Narelle Hargreaves

2016 - Canberra Citizen of the Year, ACT Senior Australian of the Year Nominee 2018, ACT International Women’s Day Award 2008

When she was just six years old, Narelle Hargreaves decided to become a school teacher. This dream sparked a lifelong passion and dedication to developing opportunities for children and young people.

After studying a Bachelor of Education, Narelle worked as a teacher and principal in schools around Australia and overseas.

But her passion for helping others stretches far beyond the classroom. As the Director of Schools and International Education in the ACT for a decade, Narelle was responsible for schools and secondary colleges in the nation’s capital.

Today, she presides over various committees working to enhance the learning outcomes of children and young people, and is a strong advocate of youth justice.

Each fortnight, she visits vulnerable young people at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre to ensure they are being treated fairly, and that they have a voice.

Narelle’s work as a community contributor has been driven by a desire to help those who may not otherwise reach their full potential.