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

Ruth Osborne

2018 - ACT Australian of the Year Nominee

A pioneer of youth dance practice in Australia, Ruth Osborne has been performing, teaching, choreographing, directing and collaborating for more than four decades.

Ruth established the Contemporary Dance Centre, taught at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was founding Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company.

She has choreographed for local, national and international television and film, and for large-scale events.
Ruth has also served on boards of many contemporary dance and ballet companies, and has developed a unique approach to youth dance that delivers immersive, creative and demanding dance experiences.

Her dancers have challenged audiences around the world, from Singapore to Scotland, and from Thailand to Taiwan. As the Artistic Director of QL2 Dance in Canberra, Ruth is dedicated to developing the next generation of dancemakers and to building a dynamic, caring and diverse artistic community.

Ruth gives her students more than training. She builds young artists by helping them tap into their own creativity and discover their own individuality.

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