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

Dianne McGowan

2020 - Long-Term Advocate and for the Rights of Women with Disability

Dianne is a long-term advocate and for the rights of women with disability. She is a founding member of Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT), volunteering as a bookkeeper to look after the organisation’s finances in its early days.

Dianne believes strongly in the importance of equal access to employment for women with disability.  Having worked for a number of non-government organisations, she now continues to promote inclusive and equal opportunity employment in her retirement, most notably through the Canberra Business Chamber’s Inclusion Employment Project.

Dianne was nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Lesley Hall Lifetime Achievement Award, in the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership.