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ACT Health Services

The ACT Women’s Health Service

The Women’s Health Service offers free services for women by women, including: nursing, medical, nutrition and counselling services to vulnerable women in the ACT and region. For more information, please click here .

- To talk with a counsellor you can call 5124 1787 from 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
- To make a referral for an appointment with a nurse you can call 5124 1787 from 9am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

In response to COVID-19, the Women’s Health Service is offering counselling and nursing care using telehealth, phone counselling and limited face to face counselling to women who have no symptoms of cold or flu.

Community Health Centres

Canberra Health Services has a few community health centres across the ACT that provide a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages. Click here to find out the locations of the Community Health Centres.

To book an appointment for a community health service, please call 02 5124 9977. (8:00am - 5:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and from 8:00am - 3:30pm on Wednesdays)

Walk-in Centres

Walk-in Centres offer free health care for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. They are located at the Community Health Centres in Belconnen, Dickson, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong, and Weston Creek. If you have complex health conditions or children under 2 years, please visit your GP for advice. To find out more information about the Walk-in Centres, please click here .

Opening hours are from 7.30am to 10pm daily, including public holidays. No appointment is needed. Details about the locations of the Walk-in Centres can be found here .

Due to COVID-19, when attending a Walk-in Centre for treatment you should attend on your own where possible. If you do require a support person or are accompanying a child it is requested that you attend with only one other person.

Other Services

Australian National Committee on Refugee Women

The Australian National Committee on Refugee Womenis a lobbying, advocacy and research group which works with and for refugee women and their families in order to bring about change in the refugee system and to enhance their ability to rebuild their lives.

Contact Number: (02) 9211 9333           Email:

Companion House

Work with adults and children who have sought safety in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma.

Contact Number: (02) 6251 4550

The Sobering Up Shelter

The Sobering Up Shelter in Canberra is a service provided by CatholicCare, which provides a safe environment for men and women aged 18+ to recover from drug and alcohol abuse.

Contact Number: (02) 6295 4300

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is here to help people build lives free from domestic violence and fear.

Contact Number: (02) 6280 0900

Café Stepping Stone

Café Stepping Stone provides inclusive employment and practical training opportunities for migrant and refugee women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Contact Number: 041022323

The Office for Women

The Office for Women works to enhance the status of women in the ACT and in doing so, assists in the creation of a community where women are safe, healthy, equally represented, and valued for their contribution to society. For more information, please click here .

Women’s Information Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency

WIREDD provides Drug and alcohol counselling service, please phone to make an appointment.

Contact Number: (02) 6122 7070           Email:

YMCA Canberra

They empower, connect and support youth, staff and volunteers in their lives and in the community.

Contact Number: (02) 6230 6224