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


We're interested in what young people in Canberra have to say!

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For further information contact Youth InterACT on or (02) 6205 3064.

2018 Youth Roundtable findings

Last November, Children, Youth and Families (CYF) hosted a Youth Roundtable to hear directly from young people about their experiences of being in care and what they think would make a difference. The roundtable included young people currently in care or who have recently left care because they turned 18. It was facilitated by the Youth Coalition, CREATE and the Institute of Child Protection Studies. You can read about what the young people told us at 2018 Youth Roundtable – What we learnt.

The ACT Youth Assembly

ACT Government Response to the 2018 ACT Youth Assembly Report [PDF 785KB]

ACT Youth Assembly Report [PDF 1.4MB]The ACT Youth Assembly

The ACT Youth Assembly is a deliberative democracy process that will draw out key ideas and policy recommendations. It will encourage direct participation to inform well-considered public decisions.

Aimed at a diverse range of young people aged 12 to 25 throughout the ACT, the ACT Youth Assembly focuses on young people speaking on the following issues that are important to them:

If you would like to discuss anything further, please feel free to contact the Youth InterACT team on or 62053064.

Youth Think Tank - Social Inclusion: Thinking All Round

The Social Inclusion: Thinking All Round Youth Think Tank included:Social Inclusion: Thinking All Round

The Social Inclusion: Thinking All Round Youth Think Tank provided an opportunity for young people to come together and discuss the concept of social inclusion through the following four focus areas: Cultural Cohesion, Inclusive Environments, Sexual Diversity and Youthism.

Each Thank Tank explored focus areas in depth, discussing how the community currently creates the opportunity for young people to feel socially included and how individuals can be better equipped to contribute to an inclusive and cohesive community.

Creating the space for local young people to talk about their experiences and generate solutions is essential to creating an inclusive community. The Think Tank provided a platform for young people to discuss issues, strengthening community resilience and harmony and creating a safer community for all.

For more information please contact Youth InterACT at or 62053064.