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


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities

Here you can find information about a range of links to other useful resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.

Meridian External Link (formerly AIDS Action Council) is a peer-led, community-controlled organisation taking action to improve the health and wellbeing of people impacted by HIV and LGBTIQ+ people, and create safe and inclusive communities.  Meridian provides sexual health education and prevention, targeted health promotion activities, community events, education and training.  Meridian Wellbeing Services provide low and no cost counselling and mental health support including psychologists, mental health social workers and peer-led support services.

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire External Link is a non-auditioned community choir. We strive for musical pleasure, are passionate about learning and performing in a supportive environment, and take pride in our diversity. you don't need to be able to read music, you just need a love of beautiful music and commitment to attend the Thursday nights and Lyneham Primary School. For further enquiries please contact

Parentlink External Link provides information to assists parents who have learnt their child is gay or lesbian.

Reach Out External Link provides useful information if you are about to tell someone you are gay, lesbian or bisexual.

SpringOut External Link Canberra's queer pride festival celebrates the diversity of local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community.

A Gender AgendaExternal Link AGA provides social support, events, workshops, advocacy, training, policy advice and resources. We utilise a community development approach in our work that values the voices of lived experience.

QlifeExternal Link QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI).

The Office of LGBTIQ AffairsExternal Link The Office for LGBTIQ Affairs coordinates and supports strategic government projects and policy to promote Canberra as the most LGBTIQ friendly City in Australia