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

Public transport holiday services 2019

Bus services

Transport Canberra will run a revised bus timetable over the Christmas and New Year period from Monday 23 December 2019 until Friday 10 January 2020, inclusive. This is the regular timetable but with less frequency during peak times. On public holidays bus services will run on a Sunday timetable while on other days during this period bus services will run to a special holiday timetable.

The following holiday bus timetable schedule applies from Monday 23 December 2019 until Friday 10 January 2020.


Bus timetable

Monday 23 December

Holiday timetable

Tuesday 24 December (Christmas Eve)

Holiday timetable

Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Christmas Day – Free Service – public holiday

Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day)

Sunday timetable – public holiday

Friday 27 December

Holiday timetable

Saturday 28 December

Sunday timetable

Sunday 29 December

Sunday timetable

Monday 30 December

Holiday timetable

Tuesday 31 December (New Year’s Eve)

Holiday timetable

Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Sunday timetable – public holiday

Thursday 2 January

Holiday timetable

Friday 3 January

Holiday timetable

Saturday 4 January

Sunday timetable

Sunday 5 January

Sunday timetable

Monday 6 January

Holiday timetable

Tuesday 7 January

Holiday timetable

Wednesday 8 January

Holiday timetable

Thursday 9 January

Holiday timetable

Friday 10 January

Holiday timetable

Light rail services

Light rail services will continue to operate as normal during the Christmas/New Year period with the exception of public holidays. On public holidays (ie. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) light rail will run to a Sunday frequency of every 15 minutes between 8:00am to 11:00pm.

Travel on Christmas Day

There is a special bus timetable on Christmas Day and travel on buses and light rail will be FREE.

Plan ahead

When travelling through this holiday period check NXTBUS for real time information and plan ahead using the Transport Canberra Journey Planner.


Hard copy timetables books will be available at major bus stations and MyWay Recharge Agents or available to download and print .