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

Legal Services

In this section you can find inforamtion and links to organisations which provide legal information, advice and representation.

(ACT) Women's Legal Centre External Link - provides free, confidential telephone advice to women on legal issues. No drop-in service, appointments only.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12noon.
Phone: 02 6257 4499

ACT Legislation Register External Link - contains authorised current consolidations of ACT Acts, regulations and subordinate instruments.

ANU Students Association External Link - provides advice on all legal matters to enrolled students. Phone or drop in for appointments 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Phone: 02 6125 2444

Consumer Law Centre of the ACT External Link - provides free legal assistance & advice to low to moderate income consumers, primarily in the areas of consumer credit, telecommunications & utilities, as well as general fair trading & consumer protection. Phone: 02 6257 1788 (9am-12noon Monday to Friday).

Environmental Defenders Office External Link - provides legal advice & representation on environmental law issues.

Legal Advice Bureau (Law Society of the ACT) External Link - provides free legal advice on simple legal matters. Assists in determining a legal problem and the possible need for engaging the services of the Legal Aid Office.
Interviews are by appointment only, Monday-Friday 12:30-2pm.
Phone 02 6247 5700

Legal Aid Office ACT External Link - provides free legal advice and assistance to everyone, but eligibility criteria apply for legal representation matters.
Free Advice Line: 1300 654 314 (Monday- Friday from 8:30am-5pm)
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: 02 6207 1874
Criminal Law: 02 6243 3471

Tenants Advice Service External Link - provides free legal advice on tenancy matters, information & community education for all ACT tenants. Works on tenancy/housing issues and represents ACT tenants in a range of forums.

Canberra Community Law (formerly Welfare Rights and Legal Centre) External Link - provides advice, information and referral in two areas:

  1. One-off night time free legal advice and referral in all areas of law ( including legal aid appeals for people on low income) no appointment necessary, drop in or telephone, first come first served.
    Tuesday nights only 6-8pm
  2. Welfare rights advice on Centrelink benefits and housing issues private and public tenancy.
    Hours: Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am -1pm

Phone: 02 6218 7999
Outside Canberra Phone: 1800 445 665

Legal SupportExternal Link - Tjillari Justice is a not for profit organisation started in 2014 to address the toxic stress and trauma children experience when they have a parent involved in the justice system.

Address: 27 Mulley Street Holder 2611
Level 2A Room 38

Contact: 0402 062 191