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

Parking Policy

Building an Integrated transport Network - Parking

In cities around the world, integrated transport networks shape the way cities grow and prosper, generating economic opportunities and jobs and providing vibrant and attractive social environments for residents and visitors. Parking is critical in building an integrated transport network for Canberra.

The ACT Government's parking action plan, is designed to make parking more accessible by improving the availability of different types of parking to support different needs, aligning short-term parking to better support access to businesses and services, and making parking easier to locate.

Canberrans have the highest car dependency and travel further in their cars than residents in any other Australia capital cities. With a high degree of certainty about finding a park at or close to any destination, and low city parking prices we have historically enjoyed a parking environment that is the envy of people in the larger capital cities. While the government recognises the need to encourage people to use a range of transport modes to get to work and move around the city, it acknowledges that the car will continue to meet the travel needs of a large number of Canberrans and that parking supply and demand needs to be better managed if we are to maintain the viability of our employment, education, entertainment, sporting, leisure and other activity centres.

Parking Action Plan (PDF 3.4MB)

Parking Summary (PDF 816KB)