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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Common law compensation


Common law compensation under the Motor Accidents Injuries scheme will only be available for people who were injured by someone else’s negligence in the accident and meet at least one threshold category:

In the case of a blameless accident, such as where the driver has a heart attack or a kangaroo hops onto the road, the driver may be said to be at-fault (or deemed at-fault) so that other injured people can still make a common law claim.

A common law claim can be made for:

A common law award will take into account any benefits already received under the scheme.

A common law award is paid as a lump sum.