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

Shiralee Sankey

2020 - ACT Young Woman of the Year

Shiralee Sankey was awarded the 2020 ACT Young Woman of the Year. She has overcome adversity to become a highly highly effective advocate, leader and mentor for young people. She was the first in her family to complete year 12.

In addition to supporting herself while studying, she drove a successful campaign to re-instate the youth centre drop-in service in Civic. Shiralee is deeply involved in ensuring community facilities and organisations meet the needs of young women. She is active in community initiatives as a member of the Youth Reference Group at Northside Community Service and in the planning and coordinating the Girls' Night Activity in Gungahlin.

She won the Personal Achievement Award in the 2019 ACT Young Citizen of the Year Awards.