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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Domestic and Family Violence


Second Implementation Plan
ACT Women's Safety Grants
Family and Safety Hub

Domestic Violence - Stop it at the Start

You’ve probably seen the new advertising campaign targeting domestic violence, funded by the federal government, which urges Australian’s to "stop it from the start" and address early signs of violence towards women. The advertisement aims to eradicate even small and 'minor' incidents of disrespect, and to remove the excuse that "boys will be boys."

The underlying message is that ‘silence’ endorses ‘violence’.

The $30 million campaign was unveiled by the Commonwealth Government in April 2016 and the ACT Government is on board with the National Campaign as one of the many steps we are taking to prevent violence against women.

There is much more to the campaign than the TV advertisement, so please visit the respect.gov.auExternal Link website, join the conversation and get involved. Domestic violence is a ‘whole of community’ problem, requiring a ‘whole of community response’, and together we can make a difference.

Resources on respect.gov.auExternal Link includes:

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