Australian Health Directory


Emergency health services


In an emergency always dial 000.

Poisons Information Centre : 13 11 26 - an emergency telephone service that provides information on acute poisoning, bites, stings, venomous creatures and drug interactions.

This directory is in the process of being populated with information. It is incomplete and may not be accurate.

Australians have access to a wide range of emergency services that include public hospital emergency departments; private hospital emergency departments; ambulance networks; well-developed disaster management plans by governments at all levels; dedicated public sector psychiatric crisis management and assessment teams; and not-for-profit and religious organisations offering help during emotional crisis and psychiatric emergencies.

The categories, Accident / Emergency, Ambulance / Rescue and Psychiatric, featured on this page provide listings of some of the above emergency services.


Psychiatric emergency

Lifeline - when you need immediate help.

Kid's Help Line - telephone and web counselling.