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

E-scooters and similar devices (electric skateboards etc) on public transport


E-scooters and similar devices are now legal to ride in the ACT on shared paths and footpaths.

These devices provide new and convenient options for travel. They let people leave the car at home and can easily be combined with public transport.

Use of e-scooters and similar devices on buses

Carriage of e-scooters and similar devices on buses falls under the Transport Canberra Carriage of Goods Policy and can be brought onto buses at the drivers discretion. A bus driver may refuse your request to bring a device on-board if they deem that it is not safe for you or other passengers due to reasons such as size, and number of passenger on board.

Please remember to fold down your device to enable correct and safe storage.

All bulky items should:

Use of e-scooters and similar devices on light rail

Devices are permitted on the lightrail providing they can be safely secured. The device must be electric-powered and not larger than 1250mm in length x 700 mm in width x 1350mm in height and weight no more than 60kg.  E-scooters and similar devices on light rail

NOTE: Passengers cannot carry items on public transport that are inconvenient or dangerous. An inconvenient or dangerous item is an item that due to is nature or size cannot be carried on a bus without inconvenience or danger to someone else.

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