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 Sophie Lewis

2019 - ACT Scientist of the Year

Dr Sophie Lewis was awarded the 2019 ACT Scientist of the Year.

Sophie’s groundbreaking work studying Australia's record hot 2013 summer led her to develop new techniques that are helping scientists around the world understand the local, national and global impacts of climate change.

Sophie is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales Canberra who received her PhD in palaeoclimatology in 2011 from the Australian National University and started her research on Australia's record hot 2013 summer. She is also a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (WG1, AR6) and a Domain Editor for WIREs Climate Change.