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

Special needs transport for students

Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), students with disability may be eligible for Special Needs Transport.

How it works

Special Needs Transport may be available for eligible students:

Travel aims to be by the shortest route between the student's home and school.


When applying for the Special Needs Transport program, parents, carers or guardians must demonstrate their inability to transport or arrange transport for their children.

Students must:

Exemptions may apply for students who are not eligible for the NDIS because they do not meet Australian residency requirements. These applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

ACT Special Needs Transport Guidelines (PDF 258KB) | Word version (DOC 114KB)

Apply for Special Needs Transport

Complete an Special Needs Transport application, noting waiting lists may apply:

More information

For more information, review the NDIS Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 82KB) | Word version (DOC 40KB) or contact the Special Needs Transport Coordinator on (02) 6205 3555 or email