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

Free public transport for local veterans during commemorative events


The ACT Government announced today that veterans will be able to travel for free on public transport for a week from Remembrance Day 2019 and a week from ANZAC Day 2020.

Veterans, including current serving defence force members, will be able to travel for free on Transport Canberra buses and light rail services from:

Veterans may be asked to present proof of service or current identification, which may include a Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued Health Card, Veteran Card, a current ADF ID card or other eligible veterans’ identification (see below examples).

There are no changes to other concessions during these periods, including for veterans who are already eligible for free travel.

Veterans using free travel on buses

Veterans will be asked to present to the bus driver a Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued Health Card, Veteran Card, a current ADF ID card or other eligible veterans’ identification when boarding.

Veterans using free travel on light rail

Veterans who travel on light rail will need to carry their Veteran Card or Health Card, a current ADF ID card or other eligible veterans’ identification and present it to light rail staff on request.

Examples of accepted Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued Health Card or Veteran Cards below:

Veterans cards

For further information on Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued Health Card or Veteran Cards:

More information: Free charters to Remembrance Day Ceremony