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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Sarah Mamalai


2018 - ACT Australia's Local Hero Nominee

In 2007, Sarah Mamalai was just 33 years old when she was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer.

After undergoing major brain surgery, Sarah was told the cancer was malignant and incurable. But the mother of two young boys was determined not to give up.

She met renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, who gave Sarah a fighting chance.

She became one of the five per cent of people who survive this form of cancer, but lost many dear friends to the same cruel disease. To honour their memories, Sarah hatched the idea of a unique charity event: Brainstorm for a Cure.

This 'party for hope' has raised almost $1 million since its first event in 2014.

Sarah is now patron of Brainstorm, and continues her vocal advocacy, raising funds for research and raising awareness of a disease which cuts short the lives of 1,200 Australians each year.

Source: https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1902External link