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

Tree Register Criteria

Exceptional trees may be included on the Tree Register if they are considered to be of high heritage, landscape or scientific value.

The criteria for inclusion on the register is that the tree or group of trees:

Built-up urban area

To determine whether the tree is located in the built-up urban area view the Tree Protection (Built-up Urban Areas) Declaration 2010.

Natural or cultural heritage value

Trees with natural or cultural heritage value are of particular importance to the community due to their intrinsic heritage values. A tree may be considered to be of natural or cultural heritage value when it is:

  1. associated with a significant public figure or important historical event; or
  2. of high cultural heritage value to the community or cultural group, including trees associated with aboriginal heritage and culture; or
  3. associated with a heritage nominated place and representative of that same historic period.

Landscape and aesthetic value

Trees with landscape and aesthetic value are of particular importance to the community due to their substantial contribution to the surrounding landscape. A tree may be considered to be of landscape and aesthetic value if it is situated in a prominent location when viewed from a public place and it:

  1. contributes significantly to the surrounding landscape based on its overall form, structure, vigour and aesthetic values; or
  2. represents an outstanding example of the species, including age, size or habit; or
  3. is an exceptional example of a native local species that reached maturity prior to urban development in its immediate vicinity.

Scientific value

Trees with scientific value are of particular importance to the community due to their ecological, genetic or botanical significance or ability to substantially contribute to the scientific body of knowledge and understanding. A tree may be considered to be of scientific value when it:

  1. is evidence of the former range limits or extent of the species or an ecological community; or
  2. is an endangered or vulnerable species that is endemic to the Territory or local region now reduced in range or abundance; or
  3. demonstrates a likelihood of providing information which will contribute significantly to a wider understanding of natural history by virtue of its use as a research site, teaching site, type locality or benchmark site; or
  4. is of botanical or genetic value and is not well represented elsewhere in the Territory or is a significant habitat element for a threatened native species.

The Conservator may include a tree on the register under section 52 of the Act if it is located on built-up urban area and it can be demonstrated that it contributes to one or more of the values above when considered in the context of, and included with, other trees in its immediate vicinity.