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

Ms Virginia Haussegger AM

2018 - Community Advocacy and Inclusion

Ms Haussegger is an award winning journalist, author and social commentator. In 2014 Ms Haussegger was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community, as an advocate for women’s rights and gender equity, and to the media. With more than 20 years in news broadcasting, her work has taken her around the globe.

Ms Haussegger has a long commitment to gender equality advocacy. She is Adjunct Professor and Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra and has served on a number of boards and committees.