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

Light rail network

We are planning, constructing and operating light rail today to ensure the Canberra of tomorrow - with a population of 500,000 by 2030 - can move easily and continue to enjoy Canberra as one of world’s most liveable cities.

We are on track to deliver a stage of light rail every decade.  

Today we are delivering the north-south spine connecting Gungahlin to Woden.

Moving more people requires a modern integrated transport network.

Light rail will underpin our modern public transport system as it connects major population areas, employment centre, social and cultural hubs across Canberra.

Planning for Canberra’s growth, reducing congestion and enhancing its liveability requires a convenient, efficient and reliable modern transport system that includes buses, light rail and active transport options such as cycling and walking.

That is why we will keep connecting light rail to buses, building new park and ride facilities, upgrading key transport interchanges, making Canberra more walkable, improving the urban landscape, sparking investment, creating jobs and ultimately inspiring change in the travel behaviour of Canberrans and visitors alike.

As Canberra grows, city-shaping projects like light rail are helping to promote the ACT nationally and internationally as a great place to visit, live, invest and study.

Everyone will benefit as we progressively build the light rail network.

Operation of the Gungahlin to City light rail alignment commenced on 20 April 2019, with more than one million passenger boardings in the first three months.

Off the success of this route, the ACT Government is now progressing with the second stage and building light rail to Woden.

Connecting light rail to Woden is occurring in two stages - City to Commonwealth Park (Stage 2A) and Commonwealth Park to Woden (Stage 2B).

With the business case for Stage 2A endorsed, work has commenced on extending light rail to Commonwealth Park.

This 1.7 km extension, due to commence operations in 2024, will see three new stops added to the network and will help move an extra 3,000 passengers daily within the first year of operations.

The project scope includes:

Still want more details? You can find out more about Stage 2 of light rail via the links below:

To learn more about the project to raise London Circuit, including to read its redacted business case, please visit the City Renewal Authority website.

Canberra has joined over 400 cities worldwide enjoying the benefits of light rail.


Arriving at a stop knowing a light rail vehicle will arrive every five minutes in the peak hour, takes the guess work out of timetables.

Travel time

Reliable and frequent services mean you can travel knowing a trip to the City is less than 30 minutes away, with more hours of operation everyday.


Read a book, stream a show, find a comfortable seat with free Wi-Fi on-board and at stops.


Take the guesswork out of boarding with doors that meet the platform, priority seating for wheelchairs, prams and room for bikes.


Travel confidently knowing its renewable energy taking you where you need to go.

The Light Rail Operating Network is SDMS ID 3132 and further information can be found on ACTmapi