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


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


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Maintenance of public areas

Water refill stations

Drinking fountains with refill stations are installed across Canberra.

Grass mowing

We are committed to providing quality open space for the recreational and social needs of the community.

Shopping centres

We are responsible for the upgrade of public space in local shopping centres.


We are responsible for the inspection and management of graffiti on ACT Government assets.

Watering of public spaces

Information about the watering of parts and public open spaces.

Posters and noticeboards

Poster silos and community noticeboards are installed at shopping centres and other locations across Canberra.


We are responsible for the installation and upkeep of barbecues in many of Canberra's town and district parks.

ACT playground safety inspections

Regular inspections are conducted at all ACT playgrounds.

Conservation area marker bollards

Conservation sites outside nature reserves in Canberra are marked with bollards to better protect them.


We manage 280 hectares of irrigated sportsgrounds across 126 separate sites in the ACT.


Get involved in helping maintain Canberra's urban open spaces.