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


What is Urban Parks and Places Volunteering?

The Urban Parks and Places Volunteering (UPP) is a community partnership between the local community and the ACT Government. The program allows the community to get involved in a hands‑on way to contribute to the conservation, presentation, and maintenance of Canberra‘s many public urban open space areas.

These include:

The ACT Government works with the three ACT Catchment Groups - Ginninderra, Southern and Molonglo - to support urban parks and places volunteer groups that undertake works on TCCS managed land.

What do Urban Parks and Places Volunteers do?

UPP Volunteers make improvements to local urban open space areas and are involved in the following activities:

Join an existing Urban Parks and Places volunteer group

There are many urban parks and places volunteer groups across Canberra. Some groups meet regularly while others meet on an ad hoc basis. Refer to the map to find an existing volunteer group near you. Contact the Urban Parks and Places Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Start a new urban open space volunteer group - Getting started

Contact the Urban Parks and Places Volunteer Coordinator to have a chat about the area of open space you would like to care for and make improvements to. Get together with family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours or special interest groups to increase conservation, pride, participation and the look of your neighbourhood.

Useful Links

ACT Landcare Gateway - Useful resources for all things landcare in the ACT. This included information on the ACT Catchment groups, descriptions of urban parks and places groups and other volunteering for the environment opportunities in the ACT -

More information

For more information about Urban Parks and Places volunteering opportunities contact the Urban Park and Places Volunteer Coordinator:

Adopt-A-Park Community Grants Program

The latest round of grants has now closed.

The 2019/2020 Adopt-A-Park Community Grants Program received 56 applications to a total value of over $490,000.

33 projects to the value of $183,989, were successful and will contribute to the amenity and improvement of the ACT’s neighbourhood parks and places.

Project activities included weed and erosion control, tree-planting, volunteer training and community events.

The successful project applicants and projects were:

You can find more information in the Adopt-A-Park Media Release.