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

Recycling and Waste


Need to dispose of something? From batteries to x-rays, search the A - Z guide to recycling and waste in the ACT.

Bin Collection Calendar 

View the Bin Collection Calendar for your suburb.

Resource Management Centre 

Dispose of items that don’t belong in household wheelie bins.

Waste strategies

Reports, audits, strategies and studies about recycling and waste management in the ACT.


Recycling and waste collections in the ACT, bin requests, information on green waste and bulky waste.

Drop off

Where to drop off recycling and waste in the ACT.

Recycling Discovery Hub

An education space for school groups and the community to explore recycling and waste beyond the bin.

Forms and fees

Forms for bins, tours and special disposal and fees for facilities in the ACT.

What's happening?

Latest news, events and community call outs.

Waste transporters and facilities

Information on applying for a Waste Facility Licence and/or a Waste Transporter Registration.

Love food hate waste

Find out how to reduce food waste at home with inspiring ideas, recipes, facts and resources.

Single-use plastics

We're taking action to reduce plastic use in the ACT.

Truck design competition

Students are invited to design the graphics for two new waste collection trucks to motivate the community to reduce, reuse and recycle.