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


Students across Canberra have been focusing their learning about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture ahead of National Reconciliation Week. In schools like Chapman and Giralang Primary and Narrabundah Early Childhood School, students have painted Indigenous murals and planted a Reconciliation garden. Check out some of their creative work.

Did you know that Canberra is derived from Kambera, which means 'meeting place' in Ngunnawal? Let's all meet at Back to Boomanulla Family and Community Day to celebrate the re-opening of the oval with members of Yothu Yindi, basket weaving, storytelling and more. #NRW2019 #GroundedinTruth

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Jane Harriss volunteers to support victims as they move through the ACT justice system. Volunteers like Jane make a world of difference in the Canberra community and we celebrate their contribution during National Volunteer Week, 20-26 May 2019. More at

Enjoy the final days of free travel across Canberra until Sunday, 26 May using your MyWay card. Remember to tap on and off when entering and exiting light rail vehicles and buses. More at #Canberra #cbrlightrail

What does Reconciliation Week mean to you? For local Wiradjuri man, Adam Shipp, Reconciliation Week means walking together into the future. Mark Reconciliation Day events on Monday 27 May with a free event. More at

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