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


Here you can find information and links to parenting support websites and services including:

Links to Parenting Websites
Other Useful Links for Parents

Links to Parenting Websites

Raising Children Network External Link - an Australian parenting website which provides comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

(ACT) Parentlink External Link - an ACT Government program promoting positive parenting through the provision of information. Website includes a wide range of parenting guides.

Other Useful Links for Parents

Tresillian Parent’s Help LineExternal Link: 1300 272 736 Professional advice from a Tresillian Nurse and runs from 7am Monday to Sunday . Online support is available here from 5pm-11pm Monday to Friday.

The Canberra Mothercraft SocietyExternal Link also supports families of young children living in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding region of New South Wales. Their phone number is (02) 6205 2333 and website is Link.

ACT Playgroup AssociationExternal Link (correct link: provides information on and support to playgroups in the Canberra region. Phone: 1800 171 882 (Free call in the ACT region) or 02 6251 0261 (if calling from outside the ACT)

(ACT) Barnardos External Link - offers a range of support services to children and their families. Phone: 02 6228 9500

(ACT) Canberra Contact and Changeover Centre (Marymead) External Link - provides supervised changeover of children between parents and contact as directed by court orders or agreed by parents. Phone: 02 6162 5800

(ACT) Canberra Midwifery Program External Link - supports and fosters the normal process of childbirth while being responsive to the needs of women and their babies.

(ACT) Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association External Link - organises support groups, information and social functions for members.

(ACT) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service External Link - provides assessment and treatment for young people under 18yrs who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.

(ACT) Child and Family Centres - provide information, support and services for families. Located in Gungahlin and Tuggeranong.

(ACT) Care and Protection Services- 24 hour telephone line which provides child protection services. Phone: 1300 556 729 (24hrs)

(ACT) Family and Adolescent Support Services (FACES) External Link - provides counselling for young people aged 10 to 21 years and for their parents, family members and carers. Phone: 02 6162 6100

(ACT) Marymead Child and Family Centre External Link - provides a range of services to assist families including foster and residential care, support programs, counselling and skills groups. Phone: 02 6162 5800

(ACT) PANDSI Post and Antenatal Depression Support and Information External Link - provides services and support to families affected by post or antenatal depression. Phone: 02 6288 5293 (Monday-Thursday (9:30am - 2:30pm)

Australian Breastfeeding Association External Link - aims to support, encourage and educate those who choose to breastfeed. Phone (Breastfeeding Helpline): 1800 686 268

Australian Lactation Consultants' Association External Link - provides contacts for lactation consultants, for mothers who have had problems and wish to succeed at breastfeeding.

Child Support Agency External Link - assists parents in managing child support responsibilities including provision of information, registration and collection of child support payments.

National Child Abuse Prevention Service External Link - provides 24 hr confidential support to parents and carers who feel they may be at risk of harming a child or know a child who may be at risk. Phone (Free call): 1800 688 009 (24 Hrs)

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