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

Multicultural Women

Government Multicultural Services
Community Women's Multicultural Organisations
Directory of Multicultural Groups in Canberra

Government Multicultural Services

ACT Government External Link- provides a range of links to other useful resources for multicultural women in the ACT community.

(ACT Government) Office of Multicultural Affairs External Link - promotes multiculturalism in the ACT by providing strategic advice to the Minister responsible for multicultural affairs on issues affecting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Centrelink External Link - Multicultural Service Officer aims to ensure that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can use Centrelink easily. Provides free interpreters for Centrelink business.
Phone 13 12 02 (Multilingual Call Centre)

Health Insite External Link - provides links to services for people from culturally, linguistically and diverse backgrounds.

Community Women's Multicultural Organisations

Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc (MARSS) External Link - provides settlement and related services for migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants in the ACT and region, in a caring, supporting and enabling way.

(ACT) Multicultural Women's Advocacy ACT - provides information and referral to relevant services, organises seminars, workshops and social gatherings. Works to improve the status of multicultural women in the ACT.
Phone: 02 6230 4632

(ACT) Croatian Women's Association - offers a social organisation which runs various cultural functions for the Croatian community.
Phone: 02 6241 1214

Network of Immigrant and Refugee Women Australia is an independent body that seeks to advocate for immigrant and refugee women at the national level by working to achieve cultural, social, economic, educational and sexual equality for immigrant and refugee women living in Australia.

The Multicultural Hub Canberra’s Women’s Service (website: Link) offers free confidential services that promote the safety and wellbeing; self-esteem and confidence; independence; and resilience for women from migrant and refugee backgrounds of any age, who are recent arrivals or long-term residents in our community.

The service works collaboratively with other local organisations to ensure that the best outcomes are reached for women from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.  An outreach service is available and support to overcome any transport barriers.

Phone: 02 6100 4611.