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 websites which assist can assist you to find volunteering opportunities and to services in the ACT which welcome volunteers.

Volunteering Opportunities
Services in the ACT Which Welcome Volunteers

Volunteering Opportunities

(ACT) Volunteering ACT External Link - enables volunteers to find opportunities that meet their particular needs and skills. Assist organisations to recruit suitable volunteers.

BCL External Link - started as Brisbane City Life in 1995. It now has sites for all Australia capital cities as well as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Tropical North Queensland. The Canberra site provides information on a range of services, events and activities in Canberra including volunteer opportunities.

Services in the ACT Which Welcome Volunteers

Barnardos External Link - operates children's family centres, permanency programs for 'out-of-home' care, adolescent services and advocacy work.

Belconnen Community Service External Link - provides a broad range of community programs in Belconnen and across the ACT.

Canberra Community Support Website External Link - provides information on volunteering opportunities in Canberra.

Communities@Work External Link - is the Regional Community Service for the Tuggeranong and Weston Creek regions of the Australian Capital Territory.

Lifeline External Link - As part of an Australia wide network of Lifeline Centres, Lifeline Canberra takes calls from people who are in need of support at times of crisis and also provides a number of other programs which complement the crisis service.

Marymead Child and Family Centre External Link - works to preserve and support families, and care for children and young people who can't be at home.

Red Cross External Link - is committed to supporting the increasing needs of the most vulnerable members of the community.

Rotary Club of Canberra External Link - encourages and fosters the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

Red Nose External Link - Australia’s leading organisation dedicated to saving the lives of babies during pregnancy, infancy and childhood and support for families grieving the loss of their child.

The National Library of Australia External Link - is the country's largest reference library; it contributes to the continuing vitality of Australia's culture and heritage

VOCAL ACT (Victims of Crime Assistance League) External Link - is an organisation which provides assistance to victims of crime. Phone: 02 6295 9600 or 02 6295 9410