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

Katrina Fanning

2020 - ACT Australian of the Year

Katrina Fanning was awarded the 2020 ACT Australian of the Year.

Katrina Fanning is a Wiradjuri woman and current Chair of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body.

Following a successful rugby league career where Katrina played 26 Test matches for Australia across her 14-year career, including in the Jillaroos, Katrina continues to champion inclusion in sport as Chair of the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council and a Director for the Raiders.

Katrina has a wealth of management experience, having worked in senior roles with Centrelink, Aboriginal Hostels, and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, as well as holding positions on various committees and boards. She is also Director of Coolamon Advisors, an Indigenous majority-owned and managed consultancy.

She has a string of accolades to her name, recognising her extensive and diverse contributions across the community. She has previously been awarded a Public Service Medal, the ACT Woman of the Year Award and was first inducted to the ACT Women’s Honour Roll in 2014.