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

Madeline Diamond

2020 - ACT Young Australian of the Year

Madeline Diamond was awarded the 2020 ACT Young Australian of the Year.

Madeline is the founder of Trash Gather (previously known as Trash Mob), a youth-led community group that meets every month to pick up rubbish in public areas in Canberra – as well as advocating for waste free solutions.

Under Madeline's leadership, young people are working together to take control of the future they would like to see. A 100% volunteer-powered organisation, Trash Gather has established sister groups in Yass and Canberra, and is working to establish groups in other towns and cities.

Madeline is also the Executive Officer of SEE-Change, a community organisation encouraging Canberrans to live more sustainably, and supporting grassroots environmental action around the ACT. Her role is to engage young people and provide greater opportunities for them in the sustainability space.

Her achievements include initiating the Young Changemakers Workshop and overseeing the annual Parliament of Youth on Sustainability event. She also recently received an ACT Government Community Zero Emissions Grant, to host a film festival and competition on the theme of sustainability