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

Active travel in the community

Cycling in Canberra
Walking in Canberra
Slower Streets
Walking and cycling maps

The ACT is a great city for walking and cycling, with hundreds of kilometres of shared off-road paths, a moderate climate, relatively flat terrain, and an extensive trail network in our nature parks.

Download cycling and walking maps or plan your journey to the local shops, playground, appointments, school or work.

Active travel also has proven health benefits.

The importance of active travel

The ACT Government's Building an Integrated Transport Network (PDF 9.5MB) (the Active Travel Framework) recognises that walking and cycling are essential parts of Canberra's transport system. Through active travel initiatives, we're integrating walking and cycling into Canberra's overall urban planning, transport, health, environment and education systems.

The Active Travel Office, together with an advisory group, is responsible for making this happen. You can also play a part by tracking your active travel with the ACTiveLog app.

Contact the Active Travel office on 13 22 81 or email

Other resources

Find other active travel ideas, tips and resources at: