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

Sport and Recreation

Here you can find information about a range sporting and recreation options for women in Canberra and links to national women’s sport and recreation organisations.

RecreationNational Women’s Sport and Recreation Organisations


ACT Government Sport and Recreation External Link provides information on sporting venues and recreation areas, outdoor activities such as bush walking and camping and many other sport and recreation activities and related subjects

ACT Women's Rugby External Link

ACT Netball External Link

ACT Women’s Soccer Association
Phone: 02 6249 7300

Australian National University Women's Football ClubExternal Link

Bowls ACT External Link

Canberra Roller Derby League External Link - a women’s only roller derby league established in the ACT in 2008.

Cricket ACT External Link

Diamond Phoenix External Link is an all women’s Dragon Boating team. Women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.

Dragons Abreast External Link is a group of breast cancer survivors of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.

Canberra Griffins External Link were founded in 1994 as a social women's team in the ACT. In 1998 we took on a more serious approach and began competing at a sporting level.

Females in Training (FIT) External Link group for women, of all abilities, enjoying safe, non-competitive training in a supportive atmosphere. Provides training sessions, coaching, advice and regular get-togethers for women with similar interests. The main focus is on the three triathlon disciplines of swimming, running and cycling.

Hockey ACT External Link

ACT Ice Hockey Association External Link offers leagues for players of different ages and all skill levels, from beginners to experienced.

Women's International Motorcycle Association Australia External Link


A Chorus of Women External Link - a Canberra based women’s singing group established when 150 women filled the Australian Parliament with the song "Lament" on 18 March 2003, the day Australia's intention to invade Iraq was announced. It is an open group which welcomes all singers.

Bellyup Dance External Link is a family friendly group and school that shares the joy of belly dance with women of all ages. It's a modern fusion of folkloric and cabaret styles which incorporates the inherent joy of the dance and echoes back to its very origins where women gathered to share and revel in each other’s company. Daughters, mothers, grandmothers, family, friends dancing as one with laughter and fun! It's a joyous burst of colour and movement.

Brindabella Chorus External Link a women's a cappella chorus based in Canberra.

Majura Women's Group External Link - is a self run community group. It provides women with young children with an opportunity to meet regularly, exchange information and learn new skills. Email:

The Australian Guide Program External Link aims to help girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members. There are programs for 5+, 7+, 10+, 14+ and 18 - 30 year olds. Adults can become volunteer leaders through a nationally accredited training program. There are Guides active in every part of the ACT and surrounding regions.

National Women’s Sport and Recreation Organisations

All External Link provides links to a range of sporting activities

Hockey Australia External Link provides a Female Apprenticeship Coaching Program.

Sports Medicine Australia External Link provides fact sheets on a wide range of topics.

Women with Disabilities External Link provides links to a number of websites for sport and recreational options for women with a disability.

Women and Sport Unit of the Australian Sports Commission External Link is involved with the research, identification and development of innovative policies, programs and practices that address gender and equality issues in sport.

The Australian Womensport & Recreation Association Inc (AWRA) External Link is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that was incorporated in 2005. As a national non-government organisation, its vision statement is: "to provide leadership and advocacy for Australian women and girls in sport and active recreation".