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

Frances Crimmins

2020 - Passionate and Articulate Advocate for Gender Equality

Frances is a passionate and articulate advocate for gender equality.

As Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Canberra, Frances impacts the lives of thousands of women in the ACT each year. She has built a network of government, corporate and philanthropic partners to sustain the for-purpose work of the organisation. Under her leadership, YWCA Canberra has expanded the She Leads women’s leadership and professional development programs and initiatives; launched Rentwell, the ACT’s first charitable property management service; and Next Door, a housing and support service for older women experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

She is also a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Ambassador.