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

Lost animals

Have you lost your dog?

Steps to take if you have lost a dog:

If you list your dog as missing, then find your dog, please let DAS know so your dog's details can be removed from the list.

Have you found a dog?

Steps to take if you have found a dog:

  • If the dog is wearing an ID tag with a contact number on it, try to contact the owner and make arrangements for them to collect their dog.
  • Check the lost animals list to see if the owner has reported the dog as lost, then you can contact the owner directly.
  • Email DAS to have the dog's details listed on the found list so the owner can contact you directly.
  • Take the dog to a vet clinic where its owner may be identified if the dog is micro-chipped.
  • Take the dog to the DAS Shelter on Mugga Lane, Symonston.
    • If you find a dog after hours you can leave it at the drop-off pens at the front of the DAS facility. Check the DAS opening hours.
    • Two drop off kennels are located adjacent to the main gate at Domestic Animal Services (DAS) on Mugga Lane, Symonston. Dogs left in the drop off kennels will be collected the following morning.
Make sure you dog can be returned if lost

Would a DAS ranger be able to return your dog if they were lost? Unfortunately more than half of Canberra dog owners would have to say "no".

Registering and microchipping your dog is a quick and easy and ensures your dog can be easily returned if lost.

Once your dog is registered and microchipped keep your contact details up to date.
To update your registration contact details please email DAS at or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.