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

Dr Anne Martin AM

2019 - ACT Senior Woman of the Year

Dr Anne Martin AM was awarded the 2019 ACT Senior Woman of the Year.

Dr Aunty Anne Martin AM is a Yuin Aboriginal woman who was born and raised in La Perouse, Sydney. Throughout Anne’s life, she has always held close to her heart and mind the advancement of Indigenous rights and Indigenous people more broadly.

In 2012, Anne made the move to Canberra to take up a position at the Australian National University (ANU) as Director of the Tjabal Centre. Anne has supported and mentored hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. She continues this vital work to date and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from World Indigenous Nations University in recognition of her contributions to the success of Indigenous university students.

In the 2019 Australia Day Honours Aunty Anne was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. In 2018, as Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee, Anne helped create the theme "Because of her, we can!". It is because of her that so many have succeeded in their own endeavours.