In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Movable signs


City Rangers enforce the Code of Practice for Movable Signs and advise on the placement of signs. The Code of Practice is established by the Public Unleased Land Act 2013 and applies to movable signs including but not restricted to business signs, real estate signs, community signs and electoral advertising signs.

It is an offence to, without reasonable excuse, place or keep a movable sign in a public place other than in accordance with this Code of Practice.

Insurance requirements

A person who places a movable sign in a public place must have a current public liability insurance policy for at least $10,000,000 limit of liability, which would include any liability to the public or the Territory arising out of such a sign, its design, construction or placement.

Number of movable signs and time limits

  1. Business signs - Each Business may display a maximum of two (2) movable signs whilst the business is open for trading. Business signs must be kept within the boundaries of the commercial or industrial trading area in which the business is operating.
  2. Real estate signs - Direction signs indicating open home or display home exhibitions may only be displayed during the hours the exhibition is open for viewing.
  3. Community signs - Schools, community groups and registered charities may display a maximum of twenty (20) movable signs for a period of two (2) weeks prior to the advertised event.
  4. Electoral advertising signs - Electoral advertising signs may be displayed for a period for up to six (6) weeks.

For more information refer to the Electoral Advertising Factsheet (Word 175KB) (PDF 316KB).