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

Kerry Reed-Gilbert


2019 - A Proud Wiradjuri Woman

Kerry Reed-Gilbert was a proud Wiradjuri woman who contributed immeasurably to the lives of women and girls in the ACT. Kerry was a highly regarded writer and poet who authored and edited numerous published works which are recognised locally, nationally and internationally.

Kerry was instrumental in a number of organisations, including as a Treasurer and a Director of the Us Mob Writing (UMW) Group and co-founder of the First Nations Australian Writers Network (FNAWN). She generously shared her knowledge and expertise to support and champion Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in literature and the arts.

Kerry also individually produced and published two leadership books - A Pocketful of Leadership in the ACT (2016) and A Pocketful of Leadership in First Nations Australia Communities (2017). Both publications showcase the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in Canberra and nationally. Both publications were made possible with ACT government funding. Kerry was also successful in applying for funding for UMW Group and the First Nations Australian Writers Network (FNAWN) to hold masterclasses, conduct writing retreats and bringing in Indigenous writers as well as publishing UMW Group new work.