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

Marg Peachey

2017 - ACT Australia's Local Hero Nominee

Devoting her days to taking sick and injured wildlife under her wing, Marg Peachey spent a decade working as an animal carer and shelter manager before starting ACT Wildlife in 2013.

The tireless and unpaid force behind the organisation, Marg leads a large group of volunteers who rescue, rehabilitate and release native wildlife.

With warmth and commitment, Marg nurtures native animals great and small – from orphaned wombats, wallabies and possums hit by cars, reptiles mauled by dogs and birds caught by cats to flying foxes caught in fruit nets.

The Chair of the Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference for the last three years, Marg’s wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience has driven her to develop and deliver wildlife training courses for veterinary nurses studying at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

A calligrapher and nature photographer, animal educator and wildlife warrior, Marg inspires others to protect and cherish Canberra’s precious native animals.