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

Posters and noticeboards

Poster silos

Poster silos are installed at shopping centres and other locations across Canberra. The silos are a legal site for poster advertisements and community notices, and can be freely used by everyone.

Silos are located at: Charnwood Shops, City Centre, Cooleman Court Shopping Centre, Dickson Shopping Centre, Emu Bank Foreshore, Florey Shops, Gungahlin Town Centre, Hawker Shops, Jamison Centre, Kambah Shops, Kingston Shops, Kippax Shopping Centre (Holt), Lyneham Shops, Manuka Shops, Southlands Shopping Centre, Tuggeranong Town Centre, Woden Town Square and Yerrabi Ponds Skate Park.

How to use the poster silos

Simply attach your posters to the silo with a flour and water paste or sticky tape. Please do not use other glues, as these can make it difficult to clean the silos. The silos will operate on a first come, first served basis, with all posters removed during the first five (5) days of each month back to the bare surface.  It is the responsibility of users to monitor and manage their posters. 

TCCS encourages good poster etiquette. Please do not post over other posters unless they are out of date or there is more than one copy of the poster on view. 

Illegal bill posting

Illegal bill posting refers to the act of placing posters on public places and private places such as walls, poles, fences and hoardings. Illegal bill posters are costly. In any one year, there are thousands of illegal posters attached to both public and private property. Bill posters detract from the amenity of our city and create a poor image for Canberra's visitors. Bill posters peel and create litter which pollutes pavements and stormwater systems, and eventually have an adverse environmental affect on our lakes and waterways.


Bill posting is illegal under Section 119 of the Crimes Act 1900. Since December 2008, the ACT Government has targeted the enforcement of illegal bill posting. Penalties include $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for businesses. Any individual or commercial business posting illegal bill posters may be subject to be penalties under this legislation. To report illegal bill posting call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Community noticeboards

Community noticeboards are located at the following shopping centres: Ainslie; Chifley; Cooleman Court (Weston); Curtin; Deakin; Duffy; Fisher; Garran; Griffith; Hackett; Holder; Hughes; Kingston; Manuka; Narrabundah; O'Connor; Torrens; Yarralumla; Watson; and Woden.

Some community noticeboards are accessed with a key. The key custodian's details can be found on the specific noticeboard. The use and removal principles are the same as for poster pillars