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 Management Development Control Code

The ACT Government is implementing a strategy that aims to maximise resource recovery and minimise waste disposal. With increased building activity occurring within the ACT, sustainable waste management solutions are needed.

The Development Control Code for Best Practice Waste Management in the ACT 2019 (PDF 4.4MB) and Waste and Recycling Management Plan (Editable PDF 1.6MB) directs development professionals on how to incorporate best practice waste management principles and requirements into the design, construction and operation of new developments. This Code replaces the 2016 version of the Code (PDF 6.7MB).

To assist applicants in calculating waste and recycling allocations, please see the Allocation Calculator (Excel 61KB)

To facilitate a transition to the new Code, development applications based around the requirements of the 2016 code will be accepted until Friday, 3 May 2019. While either the 2016 or 2019 Code may be used, the Code selected must be used in its entirety.

Any proposed deviation from the requirements of this Development Control Code must be approved in writing by Place Coordination prior to the submission of a Development Application.

From February 2019, green waste bins are mandatory for new developments.