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

Christmas Day bin collections brought forward

Bin Changes

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.

Impacted suburbs are:

Amaroo, Bonner, Casey, Charnwood, Crace, Dunlop (north), Evatt (north), Flynn, Forde, Fraser, Hall, Jacka, Melba, Moncrieff, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Spence, Taylor.

All other collection days, including Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, will be collected as per normal.

All waste facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019, including all businesses operating within the Resource Management Centres of Hume and Mitchell.

The recycling drop off centres are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Just like your recycling bin at home, the recycling drop off centres accept steel and aluminium cans, paper, cardboard and rigid plastic containers for recycling.

For the current bin collection schedule view the bin collection calendar.