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 planting

New trees are planted to replace dead or missing trees in newly developed landscapes as well as established areas. Trees are replaced with the designated species of the street or park, or similar, to ensure plantthe look and feel of the urban landscape is retained for future generations.

Across the ACT 25,000 trees will be planted by 2023 to enhance our urban forest. Planting locations will focus on areas where there aren't many trees or where existing trees are ageing or dying.

Residents are encouraged to monitor and care for young trees in their neighbourhood to maximise survival rates.

Requesting a tree

Residents may request trees to be planted on nature strips or in parks. Requests are placed on a database for future planting programs, and considered and planted according to:

To submit a tree planting request call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or submit the request online via Fix My Street.


Trees are watered to ensure their establishment and survival. Trees under three years of age in non-irrigated areas are generally watered monthly from November to April. During unusually dry weather, trees may receive additional water.

Residents are encouraged to help water trees in dry weather by pouring a bucket of tank water, or grey water from the shower, on the base of any trees in their street that might be struggling.

Community planting daysvolunteer planting

We work with volunteer groups who wish to plant and care for trees in public parks. A map of existing urban parks and places volunteer groups and information on how to start a new group is available here.