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

Lyndal Ryan

2020 - A Champion of Working Women's Right

Lyndal is a champion of working women’s rights, particularly in early education and care, and a fierce defender of the most marginalised women in the ACT.

She joined her union while working as an early childhood educator to be part of making women’s working lives better. Lyndal went on to be an elected union official and is now the Secretary of the United Workers Union ACT.

She has worked to achieve significant gains for women in feminised industries, including securing the first award for family day-care workers in the ACT, obtaining portable long service leave in the contract cleaning industry and exposing exploitation of vulnerable migrant women workers.