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

Transport for Canberra


The Transport for Canberra Policy (PDF 5.8MB) sets the scene and vision for a sustainable city. It was released on 19 March 2012, and provides a foundation for transport planning for the next 20 years.

It replaced the 2004 Sustainable Transport Plan and sits alongside the ACT Planning Strategy. Six Principles Wheel

As Canberra grows and changes, Transport for Canberra aims to:

Download ACT Transport Policy (PDF 5.8MB) or view it in sections:

How the policy was developed

Transport for Canberra was developed in conjunction with the ACT Planning Strategy so the relationship between land use and transport could be considered as we shift to a more sustainable Canberra.

Consultation was sought from various stakeholders:

How we are tracking

The Transport for Canberra Report Card (PDF 4.8MB), released in September 2014, shows significant progress in all aspects of Transport for Canberra. View the Transport for Canberra Overview (PDF 841KB) for a summary of achievements.