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

Virginia Haussegger AM

2019 - ACT Australian of the Year

Virginia Haussegger was awarded the 2019 ACT Australian of the Year.

She was first inducted onto the ACT Women’s Honour Roll in 2018.

Journalist and commentator Virginia Haussegger AM is a leading advocate for gender equality. In 2017 she founded the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, with a singular focus on improving the representation of women in leadership and key decision making roles across Australia and the region.

Over nearly three decades Virginia built a stellar career as a television journalist and commentator. She has reported around the globe for leading current affairs programs on Channel 7, the 9 Network and the ABC, and anchored the ABC's flagship TV News in Canberra for 15 years. Her views on the status of women have been widely published and debated across the media. She is currently spearheading a program of research into national attitudes to gender equality and its impact on men and boys.

In 2014 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community, as an advocate for women's rights and gender equity, and to the media.