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

Grief and Loss

Here you can find information and links to websites and services which will assist you or your family through the grieving process.

Palliative Care External Link - supporting family and friends through a life limiting illness providing in a sensitive way taking into account individual and family uniqueness, cultural and spiritual beliefs, traditions and lifestyle patterns.

Childhood Grief Centre External Link - Our services support individuals, couples and families including children.

HealthDirect Australia External Link- a health web site providing easy access to health information, including grief and loss. Registered nurses are available for advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Phone: 1800 022 222 (24 Hrs)

Information Kit on Dealing with a Road DeathExternal Link - a resource for those left behind after road accident deaths, the site contains very useful PDFs on bereavement in general, as well as the coronial process.

Lifeline External Link - our counsellors provide skilled and knowledgeable support to our callers at the time when their situation has overwhelmed them or just seems too much to bear alone.
Phone: 13 11 14

Parentlink External Link - is designed to increase parents' confidence and skills by supporting and linking them with a network of information, ideas and community services. The website provides information on children and grief and loss.
Phone: 13 34 27

My Aged CareExternal Link - is an online service providing information for all Australian over 50 including information about grief and loss.

Red NoseExternal Link - Australia’s leading organisation dedicated to saving the lives of babies during pregnancy, infancy and childhood and support for families grieving the loss of their child.