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 Week


ACT Youth Week

ACT Youth Week is a week-long celebration of young people (aged 12 - 25 years).

ACT Youth Week provides young people with the opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that impact on them and their peers. It is also a time to celebrate, to have fun and highlight the positive contributions young people make to their community. Each year, all over Australia, events are planned and organised to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people.

It is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the ACT and Australia.

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to:

For further information about the ACT Youth Week please conduct the Youth InterACT team during business hours on (02) 6205 3064 or email youthinteract@act.gov.au

The ACT Youth Week Grant program

Youth Week Grants are now open - guidelines
View the recipients.

The ACT Youth Week Grant program is available to assist groups of young people to organise events for other young people. These Grants provide funding for innovative new projects that enable young people aged 12 – 25 years old to lead and participate in community development activities targeted for other young people in Canberra and the region.

There are many ways that an activity / event or project could be facilitated. For instance through: