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

Deborah Evans

2019 - A proud Gidja/Djaru Woman

Deborah Evans is a proud Gidja/Djaru woman who takes her cultural responsibilities as an Elder seriously. She worked and studied, graduating from QUT and then University of Queensland with degrees in Early Childhood Education, Educational Studies and post grad qualification in Special Needs and Adult literacy and Numeracy whilst raising 4 children alone.

She has held numerous Ministerial appointments in the ACT all of which have allowed her to raise the issues Indigenous women and children face in everyday life.

Deborah founded Tjillari Justice some years ago because of her concerns about the rising incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people especially the number of women, many of whom are mothers. She believes building strong families through empowering women (mothers, grandmothers and kinship carers) and addressing the trauma children experience when a parent is incarcerated is the way forward to reducing the high incarceration rates. Her belief in this approach and her commitment to change has rubbed off on the many volunteers who work for Tjillari Justice, nearly all of whom are women and range in age from 18-64 years. This has amounted to over 20 women many of them have gone on to paid employment or promotions in their jobs because of the training and support Deborah has provided.