In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
Call Mental Health Triage on
1800 629 354
(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or
For a poison emergency in Australia call
13 11 26
Drug and Alcohol Help Line
The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on
Health Protection Service
For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:
02 5124 9700
24 hour health advice
1800 022 222
ACT State Emergency Service
during flood or storms
In 2017, 89.1% of secondary students surveyed reported that they watched TV or used a computer for games/social networking for more than two hours per day on an average school and weekend day. Males (90.3%) were no more likely than females (88.0%) to use screens for more than two hours per day.
Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions. In addition, the screen use question changed in 2017 to include average weekend hours watching TV and using a computer for games/social media. Due to this change, comparisons between data from earlier years is not recommended.
For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.