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

Avoid public transport in peak hours - off peak is cheaper

Avoid public transport in peak hoursAs COVID-19 restrictions start to ease over the coming weeks and months, we will see a gradual return to public transport. The ACT Government is continuing to encourage the community to only use bus and light rail services if absolutely necessary.

If you need to use public transport, avoid travelling in peak hour to help protect essential workers and travellers. Travelling outside of peak makes it easier to maintain physical distancing measures.

Travelling off peak is cheaper. Off peak discounts apply between 9:00am & 4:30pm and after 6:00pm on weekdays, and all day weekends and public holidays. All other periods are peak fares.

Spreading your travel helps maintain physical distancing on services and helps prevent crowding.

Before you travel, consider:

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