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

Roadside Memorials in the ACT

A policy on the placement of roadside memorials in memory of those in the community who tragically lose their lives on our roads was introduced in the ACT in September 2010.

In recognition of the emotive nature of roadside memorials, the ACT Government has adopted a formal policy to ensure a consistent and sensitive approach. This had the support of the majority of the community who participated in a community consultation.

The policy outlines that the views of residents living adjacent to any proposed roadside memorial should be sought first. In the event of conflicting views, the ACT Government will facilitate discussions to identify a suitable location and type of roadside memorial.

The policy also specifies that while roadside memorials can remain indefinitely, they need to be maintained in a tidy and safe condition.

Roadside memorials can consist of a small floral display, a ground plaque or a small structure no greater than one metre high.