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

Meet Andrew: Light rail Engineering and Maintenance Manager


If you’ve ever been a passenger on Canberra’s light rail, you might appreciate the work of Canberra Metro Operations’ (CMET) Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Andrew.

Andrew first started work with CMET in December 2018, about five months before the light rail first started running for the public. He decided to apply to work at CMET so he could be part of a “great and dynamic organisation as it grows and develops”. Before that, he worked on construction of the light rail from 2016 onwards.

Andrew’s favourite part of his job is the challenge of developing the ACT’s first light rail operation. He is proud of developing Canberra’s rail capability and supply chain with a focus on “using and developing local capability wherever possible”.

In his down time, Andrew enjoys spending time outside with his family and, when he’s not with them, he enjoys long distance running including the occasional marathon.

Lately, Andrew and CMET have been responding to COVID-19 with the implementation of new control measures to limit the spread of infection, as well as planning for contingency measures if required.

Andrew is very committed to continuing to provide Canberra’s light rail service, a “key service for any growing and vibrant city”, of which Canberra is no exception.