Community Resources and Crisis Support
Emergency Services - 000
In a life threatening emergency, at any time, you should call Triple Zero (000) for Police, Fire or Ambulance. For general inquires and non-emergencies the services can be contacted on:
ACT Police 131 444
ACT Ambulance Services (02) 6200 4126
ACT Fire and Rescue (02) 6205 2927
Disclosure: It's a personal decision
For students and staff regarding pathways that people can use in disclosing their disability in post secondary education and employment environments.
National Disability Coordination Office
Provides information to assist people with a disability to move from school into training and higher education, and then into their chosen career.
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Resources and links on disability discrimination and other human rights and disability issues.
Carers ACT supports unpaid carers, provides information and links you with help and services.
Launchpad provides information and resources for young people with autism and their families who are are about to leave school on how to develop a plan that fits with their interests and abilities.
Access Mental Health 02 6205 1065 | 1800 629 354
Access Mental Health is the central point of entry to access mental health services and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will provide immediate help if you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Lifeline 13 11 14
Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Beyondblue 1300 22 4636
Beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
Beryl Women Inc (02) 6230 6900
Beryl Women Inc. provides support and safe housing to women and children escaping domestic/family violence.
Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT (02) 6280 0900 | 1800 RESPECT
The Domestic Violence Crisis Service provides crisis intervention and telephone support 24 hours/ 7days a week and provides information and referrals for women, men and young people.
Contact Canberra provides a list of Food Co-ops/Pantries for those struggling to balance their budgets or those with a genuine financial need.
Financial Advice and Assistance
Care Financial Counseling Service 1800 007 007
Care Inc. is a community organisation set up to ensure low income consumers are treated fairly and have support to overcome debt.
Tenants Union ACT Inc.
Provides advice about your rights, responsibilities and options for resolving tenancy disputes. You'll find factsheets on common renting issues and sample letters to help you write to your landlord or property manager.
OneLink 1800 176 468
One Link is a central contact and free referral service for Canberrans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Community Housing Canberra
CHC is a not-for-profit development company that delivers affordable properties for both sale and rent to the ACT community.
Provides social housing, help for homelessness and bond loans.
Legal Aid ACT 1300 654 314
A free legal service for all residents of the ACT. Information and referrals are available over the phone, or make an appointment to see a lawyer for a wide variety of referrals and assistance on legal matters.
Youth Law Centre ACT
A drop-in legal service for young people aged 12-25. Specialises in issues around employment, fines, debt, discrimination and criminal matters.
Women's Legal Centre
The Women's Legal Centre is a community legal centre for women in Canberra and the surrounding area. The Centre is run by women and aims to improve women's access to justice.
Aboriginal Legal Service
ALS is an Aboriginal community organisation giving information and referral, and legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children across NSW and ACT.
Canberra Community Law
Canberra Community Law is an independent not-for-profit, non-government community legal centre dedicated to providing free legal advice and representation to individuals and community groups on; tenancy, public housing, social security and disability discrimination law.
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