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

Ethical Dilemmas and Issues

For over 20 years, The Ethics Centre has provided guidance to people from all walks of life in Australia through Ethi-call – a free, independent helpline for life’s toughest challenges.

Lots of organisations offer this free service to their staff, members and networks because they’ve seen the real benefit it provides, just by having someone trusted and impartial they can talk to.

What is Ethi-Call?
Ethi-call is a free, independent, national helpline available to all. It provides expert and impartial guidance to help people make their way through life’s toughest challenges, when there’s nowhere else to turn. Operating for over 25 years, it’s the only service of its kind in the world.

What is it for?
Ethi-call is for everyone. Whether the ethical issue is personal or professional, large or small, Ethi-call helps people make their way through and find clarity and a path forward, when they’re stuck and struggling to know what to do.

How does it work?
Callers can book a one hour appointment with an Ethi-call counsellor at www.ethi-call.comExternal link Ethi-call is available day and night, seven days a week.

Please take a look at our short videoExternal link to get an overview of the help Ethi-call can provide.