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 species for Canberra

Tree selection in new developments

The design of new streetscapes in the ACT must be in accordance with the Municipal Infrastructure Design Standards.

Plant species for urban landscape projects in the ACT can be found here: MIS 25 Plant Species for Urban Landscape Projects. The current street tree list contains 210 tree species including 77 new species. These species have been evaluated by Urban Treescapes and deemed suitable for use in specified areas and conditions.

This list details:

To provide extended information each tree species has an individual fact sheet on it: