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

Marcia Williams

2019 - Improving the Status of Women and Girls in the ACT

Marcia Williams has made an outstanding contribution to improving the status of women and girls in the ACT through her work as the Chair of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council (DVPC) from 2014-2019, as CEO of the Women's Centre For Health Matters (WCHM) from 2009 and in her broader work in the community with nongovernment and private sector organisations.

In all of her work Marcia has been an incredibly effective and influential advocate and champion for women and victim survivors of domestic violence and has always sought to ensure they have a direct voice in developing new policy and approaches. She has also successfully brought together government, community and private sectors to collaborate on an improved response to domestic and family violence in the ACT. She has committed huge energy, passion and personal time to this work and made a real and concrete difference to the lives of women in the ACT.

Ms Williams also led WCHM’s responses to raise awareness about domestic and family violence and women’s safety in the ACT.