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

Suzanne Tunks

2018 - ACT Australia's Local Hero

After her daughter was born with congenital heart disease, Suzanne Tunks learnt to appreciate how hard it is for many families in similar situations. Suzanne spent half of her daughter Stella’s short life of nine months in hospital, an experience which drove her to create the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation. Suzanne has rallied the community and launched a variety of support programs.

She’s raised more than $720,000 to provide support and financial assistance for families, covering everything from food and petrol to chemist accounts and emergency accommodation. In 2017, Suzanne opened the Stella Bella Children’s Centre, which offers much-needed respite care.

Meanwhile, the Little Star Beads Program brightens the lives of seriously ill children by giving them a bead for specific medical procedures and milestones in their treatment, which then become a symbol of their courage. Having already brightened the lives of almost 1,000 children facing tough times, Suzanne is expanding the Little Stars Bead Program to hospitals all around Australia.