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


In the ACT, there’s at least one Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) on every emergency ambulance, who is qualified to provide the highest level of pre-hospital clinical care. In our newest edition of our “This Is My Office” series, we are featuring the life-saving (and problem-solving) work of Intensive Care Paramedics in the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS). Find more details below 👇

The Canberra Comedy Festival kicks off, catch women's tennis, learn the art of bonsai, cheer on the Canberra Raiders and stock up on things for the kids. Here's out op 5 events:

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Come see us at the Tertiary to Work Job Fair on Thursday 21 March to learn about the unrivalled range of careers on offer in ACT Public Service.

This National Ride2School Day, on Friday 22 March, were asking Canberra parents to encourage their kids to get active, by walking, riding, scooting or skating for their journey to school. Your kids will feel great and be more focussed and ready to learn.

Canberra mums have the option of giving birth in the comfort of their home as part of the Canberra Health Services homebirth trial. Interested? Hear from women about their recent homebirth experience at an information session on March 29 or visit

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