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

Education and Employment

In this section you will find information, links and resources for women who want to start a career, develop an existing career path or change to a new career. You can also find links to educational and training institutions both within the ACT and nationally.

(ACT) The Australian National UniversityExternal Link - one of Australia's most research-intensive universities, with a high staff to student ratio.

(ACT) University of Canberra External Link - offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses, typically with an applied focus.

(ACT) Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) External Link - is the ACT and region's leading training organisation providing career opportunities and partnering with industry and individuals to develop a skilled community.

(ACT) The Australian Catholic University (Canberra Campus) External Link - offers academic programs in arts, education, social work and theology.

(ACT) CIT Vocational College External Link - is for people of varying backgrounds and experience. Students work towards essential skills like Year 10, Year 12 and English while making a start on their work qualifications.

(ACT) Return to Work Courses External Link - the 14-week course (Certificate 1 in Learning Options) runs during school hours at the Woden and Bruce campuses. Learn in a supportive environment and attendance is only nine hours per week.

(ACT) Quest Solutions External Link - provides practical skills for getting and keeping a job. Free training available for eligible people. Training is available in business; security; hospitality; retail; disability and aged care.

(ACT) Optimum Training and Development External Link - Southside Community Service is a nationally recognised training institution providing professional development services. A variety of certificate level courses are available.

(ACT) Capital Careers External Link - a registered training organisation specialising in developing and delivering innovative training solutions for business, government and community organisations. Capital Careers is a commercial organisation but maintains a strong social focus through our public and community programs. Activities include delivering vocational training for people who are disadvantaged in our community - particularly those with disabilities.

APSjobs External Link - is your gateway to a challenging and rewarding career in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Myfuture External Link - is a joint initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. It provides career information and a career exploration tools. Individuals are able to explore their skills and interests, identify their career ideas, develop their career plan and research options for further study or training.

JobSearch External Link - is an Australian Government website that provides a one-stop shop for jobs and career information.

Job Services Australia External Link - Job Services Australia is the Australian Government employment services system that supports job seekers and employers.

Australian Apprenticeships Job Pathways Services External Link - are available to anyone of working age and do not require any entry qualifications. You can be a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or simply wishing to change careers.

The Australian Apprenticeships Training Information Service External Link - is a single point of contact to coordinate information to Australian Apprenticeships Centres and Registered Training Organisations on the range, availability and relevance of national Training Packages. The site has been in operation for over 8 years and was previously known as the NAT Information Service.

Centrelink Indigenous Cadetship Program External Link - provides assistance to students to complete study at an approved tertiary institution.

WorldSkills Australia External Link - is a not for profit membership association open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility for promoting vocational education and training in their respective countries/regions. WorldSkills operates worldwide and is politically and denominationally neutral.

SeekExternal Link - A useful website for applying and searching for jobs.

Careers OnlineExternal Link - A website to help you choose a career that suits your abilities and interests.

Career OneExternal Link - A website with information detailing how to write letters and improve your resume, with sample resumes and cover letters.

ACT Gazettes OnlineExternal Link - Provides information on employment opportunities in the ACT Public Service.

Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services (MARSS)External Link - provides a variety of programs and services all aimed at integrating migrants and refugees seamlessly into Australian society. Our services cover a wide array of areas from settlement of new arrivals, career development seminars, driver training courses, English language courses, academic tutoring programs, and many more. Migrant Employment Service Information Session Communications TrainingExternal Link