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

Wendy Rainbird

2017 - ACT Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Channelling her passion for the environment, Wendy Rainbird has devoted more than two decades to the preservation of the bush capital. As the Farrer Ridge ParkCare co-ordinator – an entirely voluntary role – Wendy has been instrumental in creating a signposted walk around the much-loved ridge. Her drive to protect the natural environment has taken her far beyond the borders of the national capital. She has been elected as environment adviser to the International Council for Women, which advocates for human rights for women.

Wendy was also the environment advisor for National Council of Women of Australia for six years, reporting on the impacts and consequences of climate change. A former teacher and active member of ACT Landcare, Wendy delights in taking groups including school children for walking tours along the tracks of Farrer Ridge. She’s led teachers’ training, run specialist workshops, written learning modules and examined education practice to help students gain a lifelong interest in sustainability.