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 toolkit

Active travel is a fun, safe and healthy way to travel to and from school.

The benefits of active travel for school communities include:

Schools are encouraged to promote active travel as the preferred mode of transport. To support schools, a variety of resources are available to promote active travel and road safety around schools.


A selection of brochures are available to promote within school communities.

Contact Transport Canberra and City Services’ (TCCS) Schools Program if you would like to print copies of the brochures and require the print ready files.

Newsletters and social media

Newsletters and social media are effective platforms to encourage safe and healthy behaviours. The newsletter articles and social media posts below can be tailored to suit each school’s needs. A suite of fun cartoon images are also available. The images can be used in conjunction with the articles and posts or separately to encourage behaviour change within school communities.

Walking or riding to school (DOC 240KB)

Walking or riding is healthy and fun (DOC 238KB)

Safe parking behaviours (DOC 226KB)

Avoiding the school peak times (DOC 209KB)

Part way is ok (DOC 219KB)

Slow down to keep children safe (DOC 227KB)

Safe driving around the school (DOC 220KB)

Part way points ease congestion (DOC 219KB)

Parking restrictions protect safety (DOC 241KB)

Enjoy more family time (DOC 206KB)

Keeping our crossings safe (DOC 241KB)

Healthy and active (DOC 231KB)

Creating safe school environments (DOC 233KB)

Enforcement around schools (DOC 222KB)

Stop look listen think (DOC 195KB)

Road safety education (DOC 229KB)

Reduce school congestion (DOC 245KB)

Pick up and set down zone (DOC 245KB)

Help to keep children safe (DOC 196KB)

Reducing school traffic (DOC 224KB)

The full suite of newsletter and social media posts can be viewed (DOC 1.6MB) here. The full suite of cartoon images can be downloaded here.

Videos Activities

Fun activities are a good way to educate children about different forms of active travel (walking, riding or using public transport) and the associated health benefits. The resources can easily be printed and used in the classroom as a fun activity or at home.

TC Town activity book

Transport Canberra (TC) provides many options to travel around town, which includes walking and cycling, catching a bus or light rail, or a combination of each. TC town (PDF 6MB) is an activity book with fold out cardboard models to teach children some of the safe, healthy and fun travel options in Canberra.

If you would like to receive printed copies of TC Town to educate children about transport and the supporting initiatives available in Canberra, contact TCCS.


Posters can be used to promote safe and healthy behaviours around schools (e.g. on the school entrance, foyers, bike storage facilities and classrooms). The posters can be printed in various sizes.

Schools participating in the Ride or Walk to School or Active Streets for Schools programs may have access to additional maps and posters. Contact the TCCS Schools Program for more information.

Active Streets stencil program

Active Streets stencil program

Wayfinding stencils have been installed along footpaths leading to a number of primary schools as part of the Active Streets program, to help children navigate their way to school safely. An information sheet to promote the stencil locations is available for the following schools:

Supporting programs

Ride or Walk to School program - a free initiative available to all schools to drive a culture change within the school community and encourage more walking and riding to and from school.

Active Streets for Schools program - an educational campaign that is supported by infrastructure improvements to support active travel to and from school.

School Crossing Supervisor program - provides a crossing supervisor at children’s or pedestrian crossings during the peak times at a selection of the busiest crossings in the ACT.

Additional support

The TCCS Schools Program was developed to provide active travel and traffic management support to schools. If you would like to arrange an onsite visit to discuss active travel, traffic management or road safety concerns, or would like to know more about the programs and support available, contact the TCCS Schools Program.