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

Grass mowing


Mowing across our city in 2020-2021

Find out more by reading our frequently asked questions about mowing

In Canberra, we are fortunate to have abundant open spaces for recreational activity. In spring and summer mowing is vital to the maintenance of these areas.

The ACT’s annual mowing program normally runs from September to February and sees suburbs and areas of open space mown every four weeks, and arterial roads mown every five weeks.

The City Services team have a well-staffed, trained and equipped mowing fleet to maintain grassed areas across parks, paths, laneways connecting streets, alongside roads and on sporting fields.

Mowing these areas across the ACT helps:

The mowing map below shows where our crews have recently mowed and are planning to mow in the coming weeks. Please note scheduled mowing may be delayed due to extreme weather conditions. Recently mown areas are updated weekly on Mondays using satellite tracking data. The program for future mowing is also updated at this time.

Please note that the accuracy of the mowing map has been temporarily impacted by technical issues and recently mown areas may not be shown.

For more information about mowing view the frequently asked questions.

If you have any feedback relating to our mowing program, please visit Fix My Street.

Nature strips

Residents are expected to mow and maintain the nature strip adjacent to their property. For information about nature strips, including how to maintain your nature strip, please visit nature strips.