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

Chevron road markings

A series of road markings are being trialled on the Tuggeranong Parkway to promote safer driving distances between vehicles and help to avoid motorists tailgating behaviours on the road.

These road markings, called chevrons, consist of a series of inverted letter ‘V’ markings on the road surface. In good driving conditions, motorists are advised to keep at least two chevrons apart. If conditions are poor, or if motorists are towing or driving a heavy vehicle, an even further distance away is recommended.

The trial of the markings may help to lessen rear end collisions and provide more awareness for motorists of keeping a safer distance away from the vehicle in front.

The chevron road markings have been placed along two 1.8 kilometre sections of road at two locations on the Tuggeranong Parkway:

The chevron road markings trial is part of the ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2016–2020.