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

131126

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

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Traffic management around schools


The Traffic Management and Safety: A Practical Guide for Schools (PDF 2MB) is a guide for use by school communities to help them manage traffic issues and road safety around school precincts. While this guide is intended for all types of schools from preschools through to colleges (year 11 and 12), it is a guide. There is no solution that fits every school in the same way. Each school is different and is surrounded by roads that operate in subtly different ways from others in a different place. For that reason, each school must take into account the particular circumstances that affect that school when applying the principles and resources in this guide.

Some useful information sheets are also available to provide information on traffic management and road safety issues to the school community, including parents and students.

*These documents contain some elements which cannot be made accessible. If you are unable to access the information in these documents please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 to request an alternate version.