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

Love food hate waste

Less food waste: a recipe for good

Reducing food waste is a simple way to help our environment

Love Food Hate Waste is an ACT Government program to help reduce food waste at home with inspiring ideas, recipes, facts and resources.

The program is about trying to ensure that edible food is not thrown away. The National Food Waste Strategy provides a framework to support collective action towards halving Australia’s food waste by 2030. Love Food Hate Waste is a part of the ACT’s response to help achieve that goal. See about for more information.

With 1/3 of all edible food produced globally lost or wasted it is a big problem – for our environment and for our wallets.

Australian households may waste up to $3,800 every year by throwing away food that could have been eaten, that may be up to $73 a week.

Uneaten food wastes many resources – land, water, transport, refrigeration and packaging.

Food waste also produces methane in landfill – a powerful greenhouse gas.

In Australia, 74% of the food waste in landfill has come from households.


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