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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Youth Advisory Council


The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) provides young people aged between 12 and 25 years with an opportunity to take a leading role in participation and consultation activities on issues that affect their lives; raise awareness of the aspirations, needs and concerns of young people within government and the community; and facilitate interaction between young people, the ACT Government and the wider community.

The YAC provides advice on youth issues to the Minister, giving young people a voice in the ACT Government.Youth Advisory Council Banner

The YAC is made up of 15 members who are all young people aged between 12 and 25 years (inclusive) at the time of their appointment. Membership of the YAC reflects the diversity of young people residing in the ACT, including a gender balance, disabilities and representation from Indigenous and culturally linguistically and diverse backgrounds.

The members conduct a number of consultation processes including think tanks, open meetings, face-to-face consultation and youth surveys. Council members also participate on other committees, working parties, taskforce and other Government agencies.

The term of the current Youth Advisory Council is two years from appointment.

Youth Advisory Council Terms of Reference

For further information contact the YAC Secretariat on youthinteract@act.gov.au