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

Rail Safety Week 12 - 18 August 2019

Pay attention - it's everyone's responsibility

Rail Safety Week (RSW) is an annual community awareness week held in Australia and New Zealand designed to engage the community in safe rail practices, being held from 12 - 18 August 2019.

Transport Canberra is working alongside Canberra Metro (CMET) and key ACT Government agencies to increase rail safety awareness in the Canberra region and promote light rail safety.

When using the light rail, remember to 'Pay attention - it’s everyone’s responsibility':

Rail Safety Ambassador - Vanessa Low

Vanessa Low

Local Paralympian Vanessa Low (pictured above) is the face of Canberra Rail Safety Week, working with Transport Canberra and CMET to showcase her story and educate the community on the importance of safety on and around tracks and crossings.

At 15 years old in June 2006, Vanessa was involved in a rail incident which resulted in the loss of both her legs. As a result of her journey, Vanessa is a passionate advocate of promoting rail safety and will assist Transport Canberra and CMET on an ongoing basis to ensure Canberrans are aware of its importance.

Follow the hashtag #RSW2019 on Facebook and Twitter.

For further information on Rail Safety Week 2019 visit:

Rail Safety Week is proudly supported by: