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

What's happening?

Great events, less waste, more fun!

10 March 2020
With so many fabulous events on offer in Canberra right now we've put together some tips to help you enjoy Canberra's festivities without the waste.

Next steps policy - single use plastic

18 December 2019
A Next Steps Policy Document on phasing out single-use plastics has been released outlining how the ACT Government will act to achieve the phase out.

Christmas Day bin collections brought forward

25 November 2019
Are your bins collected on Wednesdays? Your Christmas Day collection has been brought forward. You will need to put your bins out for collection on Saturday 21 December.

National Recycling Week

14 October 2019
National Recycling Week raises awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling and gives people the tools to minimise waste and manage resources responsibly.

Garage Sale Trail | 19 & 20 October 2019

03 September 2019
Garage Sale Trail is happening right across Australia on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019. It’s a big weekend encouraging us to put second hand first and minimise our impact on the planet.

Notice of blasting work at Mugga Lane Resource Centre

17 July 2019
Notice of blasting work at Mugga Lane Resource Centre

Plastic Free July

07 June 2019
Join the challenge and choose to refuse single-use plastic during Plastic Free July.