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
Between 2005 and 2017, the proportion of secondary students surveyed who meet the National Physical Activity guideline has remained relatively stable. In 2017, 15.5% of secondary students surveyed reported doing vigorous or moderate physical activity for at least one hour every day. Males (20.8% ) were significantly more likely to report doing at least one hour of vigorous or moderate physical activity every day than females (10.1%) in 2017.
Meeting the physical activity guideline for children aged 5-17 years is based on the National Physical Activity guideline of accumulating 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. For more information, visit: https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-phys-act-guidelines.
Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions.
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.