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

Managing Peafowl in the ACT

In 2017-18, the ACT Government prepared a draft Peafowl Management Plan to implement a more strategic approach to the management of the ACT's peafowl populations and to address ongoing concerns from the community about the negative impacts of the feral peafowl, particularly in the Narrabundah area.

The draft plan was made available for comment. At the close of the public consultation period it was clear that a majority of respondents were in favour of retaining the peafowl population in Narrabundah. In response, the ACT Government decided not to proceed with the draft Plan and will not be removing the peafowl.

Peafowl Consultation Report (PDF 582KB), Word version (DOC 281KB)