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

History of Canberra and the Region

History of Canberra and the Region

Archives ACT

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Archives ACT provides access to ACT Government records older than 20 years. Archives ACT; through accessing the individual agency archive repositories brings together archives on requested topics in the Archives Reading Room for researchers. Where practicable copies of archives can be made for a fee.

Canberra the Seat of Government

National Capital Authority

Canberra is not only the National Capital but, as the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), it is a self-governing city-state of more than 300,000 citizens.

Canberra Tracks

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Canberra Tracks is a network of heritage signage that incorporates six self-drive routes leading to many of Canberra’s historic sites. Each sign tells exciting stories from a time gone by and the present day. Canberra Tracks immerses you in the rich tapestry of Canberra’s early beginnings as you connect with the lives of early inhabitants.

History of the Capital

National Capital Authority

Information about the history of Canberra, the Nation's Capital.

Ngunnawal country

National Capital Authority

Canberra is Ngunnawal country. The Ngunnawal are the Indigenous people of this region and its first inhabitants. Learn more about the Ngunnawal people here.

Women in the making of Canberra


Women in the making of Canberra was commissioned by the ACT Women's Consultative Council in 2001 to celebrate the significant contributions that women have made to the development of Canberra. This online exhibition contains links to further biographical and archival resources relating to women included in the original exhibition.