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

Genevieve Bolton OAM

2018 - ACT Australia's Local Hero Nominee

From an early age, Genevieve Bolton wanted to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Her own childhood, during which her mother was the sole carer of three children, gave her a clear understanding of the hardships many people in the community face. Today she is Executive Director and Principal Solicitor at Canberra Community Law, and provides free legal services to vulnerable people in matters including housing and social security law.

Under Genevieve’s leadership, Canberra Community Law has created several innovative programs, including Street Law, which sends lawyers into the community to assist those experiencing homelessness. She was involved in establishing the ACT’s Pro Bono Clearing House, a service that connects people who have matters of public interest to free legal services. More recently, Canberra Community Law became the first legal body in Australia to use the ACT Human Rights Act in routine legal actions, a strategy that has led to the development of human rights case law in the ACT.

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