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

Tree planting


TCCS plants trees to replace dead or missing trees in newly developed landscapes and in established areas following the removal of ageing trees. 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.

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.

child plantingWatering

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

Residents are urged to water young trees in their neighbourhood to help them become established. This assists in the continuation of Canberra's urban forest.

Community planting days

TCCS works 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.

volunteer planting