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

Resource management centres

Disruptions to household waste and recycling collection services on Monday 2 November 2020

Disposal fees are eftpos only. Resource management centres are no longer accepting cash.

Canberra has two resource management centres where ACT residents can dispose of items that don't belong in household wheelie bins. For advice on the best way to recycle or dispose of specific items search our Recyclopaedia!

Locations and opening hours

Mitchell Resource Management Centre - Flemington Road, Mitchell

Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre - Mugga Lane, Symonston

Both locations open: 7.30 am - 5 pm, seven days per week. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Disposal fees at ACT Resource Management Centres can be made by EFTPOS only. Cash payments are not accepted.

Resource Management Centres support ACT residents to responsibly recycle and dispose of items that don’t belong in household wheelie bins.

2019-2020 waste disposal charges

What can I drop off?

The following items can be dropped off at the resource management centres: