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

Waste Levy

State and territory governments have primary responsibility for managing waste through legislation, policy, regulation, strategy and planning, as well as permitting and licensing of waste transport, storage, treatment and disposal operations.

Introducing a waste levy is consistent with the approach applied by other jurisdictions and the unified direction of Environment Ministers.

The ACT Government announced as part of the 2018-19 budget that ongoing investment in better recycling and waste management will be supported through a levy on disposal of waste, bringing the ACT into line with New South Wales and other Australian jurisdictions.

The levy will initially be a 2019-20 gate fee increase for legislative fees for waste disposal and applied to commercial customers who drop-off waste to be landfilled at ACT Government facilities. All fees will be indexed by the usual 2.5 per cent, plus an additional approximate 7 per cent for commercial waste.

Please note that ACT residential waste drop offs will not be affected.