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

Schools transport during COVID-19


Transport tips for heading back to the classroom
Getting to school

Schools may see increased traffic volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic with parents encouraged to practice physical distancing measures and public transport use discouraged unless essential.

Each school and surrounding environment is different, so schools will need to developare developing their own strategies to support physical distancing requirements during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Some simple tips schools might like to consider:

Part way points

Part way points are a simple way to reduce congestion and increase safety around schools. They help to make the school drop off and collection run easier and faster for all parents by reducing congestion at the school gate.

Part way points are effective because they can be tailored to suit your needs, which may change from day-to-day. A carpark at the local oval or park, or even a quiet residential street, might work well for you.

The maps below highlight some potential options, but are just a guide. Look for options that work for you and your family.

Please note additional school maps are being created so all schools will have a map. Contact the School Safety Program if you would like to provide input or have any questions.

Supporting resources

The School Safety Program within Transport Canberra and City Services is also available to provide support.