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

Drug and Alcohol Support

ACT Government External Link - provides a range of links to other useful resources the ACT community for women experiencing substance abuse issues.

Karralika Programs Inc: External Link - provides alcohol and other drug treatments, long-stay residential rehabilitation and the only accredited drink-driver education program in the ACT.

Althea Wellness Centre External Link - provides range of holistic free services for people with alcohol or other drug issues. Phone: 02 6122 8080

Family Drug Support External Link - provides trained volunteers to assist in diffusing a crisis, facilitate positive decisions and refer to other services.
Phone: 1300 368 186 (24 Hrs)

Women’s Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency (WIREDD) - provides information, resources, counselling and outreach to women to minimise the harm associated with dependencies and educate the community on understanding the needs of women.
Phone: 02 6248 8600

Alcoholics Anonymous Canberra/Queanbeyan External Link - is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking.

Al-Anon Family Group External Link - is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.

Alateen Al-Anon Family Groups Monaro District External Link - is a self-help group for children and adolescents whose lives are, or have been, affected by problem drinkers.

Arcadia House External Link - provides a 24 hour residential non-medicated support.

Karralika External Link - provides a drug-free residential rehabilitative care for people with alcohol and other drug dependencies.

CatholicCare - The Sobering Up ShelterExternal Link - Provides a safe environment for men and women aged 18+ to recover from drug and alcohol abuse.
Phone: 6295 4300

Lesley’s Place provides support for women with drug and alcohol issues. It maintains two residential services and outreach support for women in the community who are in recovery or have a desire to change their drug and alcohol use.
Phone: 02 6241 7233

The Salvation Army Bridge Program External Link - provides long-term residential rehabilitation for people affected by an addiction, and offers a variety of outpatient services including telephone counselling.