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

Domestic Animals

We would like to thank our valued volunteers at Domestic Animal Services for their remarkable efforts this year helping look after the dogs in our care. Domestic Animal Services sets out to protect Canberrans against dangerous and aggressive dog incidents in our community. Our volunteer program will continue in 2020 and we will look to improve services and build a core network of volunteers to assist in dog exercise and dog enrichment programs. We cannot continue to do this without the vital support and commitment of all our volunteers.

DAS will remain open over the Christmas and New Year period with the exception of scheduled public holidays - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s DayBen and puppy.

Volunteers will be able to attend DAS offices and visit dogs in our care over the holiday period on:

  • Monday 23 December between 9:30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 24 December between 9:30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 25 December: Public Holiday Closed
  • Thursday 26 December: Public Holiday Closed
  • Friday 27 December between 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday 28 December between 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Sunday 29 December Closed
  • Monday 30 December between 9:30am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 31 December between 9:30am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 1 January 2020: Public Holiday Closed
  • Thursday 2 January between 9:30am - 4:30pm (normal hours resume)

Please note: Domestic Animal Services would like to advise our volunteers that opening hours are subject to change dependant on extreme heat and smoke-related hazardous conditions and any potential total fire ban enforcement in the ACT over this period.


Found or return a lost dog, adopt a dog, get advice on caring for your dog and where you can take your dog in the ACT, learn about Domestic Animal Services.


Get advice on caring for your cat including your responsibilities as a cat owner. Learn how to report a lost or found cat and what areas in the ACT cat containment applies.

Animal welfare

How the ACT protects the welfare of animals.

Dangerous dogs

We are responsible for undertaking compliance activities under the Domestic Animals Act.

Animal nuisance

Do you know of a dog causing a nuisance? Get advice and help to deal with it.