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

Julia Rollings

2020 - ACT Local Hero

Julia Rollings was awarded the 2020 ACT Local Hero.

Julia has been a foster carer for over two decades – supporting 50 babies, children and young people through difficult periods of their lives. As a volunteer crisis carer, she often looks after infants who are medically fragile, withdrawing from drugs, or who have experienced significant trauma.

Julia's dedication and relentless passion for Canberra's most vulnerable children sees her spend up to months in hospital – caring for babies who may transition home to their birth families or to long term care. In 2009, she was awarded Barnardos ACT Mother of the Year Award for her work as a champion for children's rights.

Drawing on past experience in the out of home care sector, Julia supports other carers through her role on the Carer Wellbeing Sub-Committee. She has also held various volunteer positions within adoption support groups, including President of the Adoptive Families Association (ACT). An adoptive mother to seven children, Julia recorded her story in her book Love Our Way.