Poisons Helpline

Australia | 1300 TOX PET

New Zealand | 0800 TOX PET

A FREE Poisons Information Helpline For Pet Owners

 Operates 0900-1900 AEST 7 Days a Week*

*Closed selected public holidays

Poisons Helpline

1300 TOX PET (AU)

0800 TOX PET (NZ)

A FREE Poisons Information Helpline For Pet Owners

  Operates 0900-1900 AEST every day of the year

*Closed selected public holidays

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From medication and cleaning products, to plants and human food, animal poisons come in a range of shapes and sizes. Take a look at our full list of common poisons

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As a non-profit charity organisation, we rely heavily upon the generosity of pet owners that use the service. Please support us so that we can continue to help poisoned animals.

Pet Owners

We provide a FREE service for pet owners. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned, please contact us immediately for specialist advice or take your pet to a veterinarian

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Our Mission

The Australian Animal Poisons Helpline is a non-profit charitable organisation that provides rapid, up-to-date and evidence-based poisoning advice to pet owners.


The service is FREE for all pet owners in Australia and New Zealand and aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality that is associated with animal poisonings.

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The Animal Poisons Helpline receives calls about all types of poisons. From medications and cleaning products, to plants and human food. Whilst many exposures result in little or no toxicity, there are some poisons that can be highly toxic in small amounts

Latest News

  • Almost all plants that arise from bulbs or corms have the potential to be poisonous if ingested by your pet. These include daffodils, jonquils, tulips, hyacinths, iris, bluebells...

  • Oleander (Nerium oleander) is a common poisonous shrub that grows throughout Australia and the north island of New Zealand. It is often used as a landscaping plant ...

  • Daphne plants are currently flowering in many parts of the country. There are many species of Daphne with varying degrees of toxicity. They all contain toxic compounds...

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