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

Travel with Transport Canberra to Floriade 2019

Floriade banner

Spring has officially sprung, bringing with it warmer weather, longer days and a flower show in full bloom. Floriade, Australia’s premium celebration of spring is set to delight the green thumb, floral aficionado or avant garde(ner) in you.

Running from 14 September to 13 October 2019, Floriade returns to Canberra for its 32nd year.

NightFest will illuminate Floriade from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October with dramatic lighting displays, music and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Transport Canberra can take you to Floriade with a number of routes servicing Commonwealth Avenue near to the event.

Where: Commonwealth Park Canberra
When: Saturday 14 September - Sunday 13 October 2019

Plan your trip
to this venue
Event website

Floriade bus stops

Travelling to Floriade

Transport Canberra’s Rapid 2, Rapid 4, Rapid 6, Rapid 7 and Rapid 10 operate from Belconnen, City, Woden, & Tuggeranong Bus Stations with high frequency, providing easy access to Commonwealth Park via stops 8888 & 8889 on Commonwealth Avenue.

Bus services to Floriade via the bus stops on Commonwealth Avenue depart from Platform 2 and Platform 4 at the City Bus Station.

Weekdays: R2, R4, R6, R7 and R10

Saturday: R2, R4, R6, R7 and R10

Sunday: R2, R4, R6, R7 and R10

If you are travelling from Gungahlin to Floriade you can catch the Light Rail R1 into the City before transferring onto a Transport Canberra bus service from Platform 2 and Platform 4. Light rail services run between Gungahlin Place and Alinga Street.

Please note: Regular fares apply

Commonwealth Park is also an approximate 1km walk from the City Bus Station, via the footbridge over Parkes Way.

Travelling to NightFest

Floriade’s NightFest runs from Thursday 3 October until Sunday 6 October 2019.

Transport Canberra’s Rapid routes continue to provide access via Commonwealth Avenue on weekdays and weekends.

Please note: Regular fares apply.

Plan your journey ahead of time

View our Bus Station Guides for detailed maps of the bus stations and platform information.

Use the new Transport Canberra Journey Planner on our website to plan your travel.

NXTBUS will provide real time information regarding our services. You can use NXTBUS to look up bus stop locations by number.

Park & Ride

To travel to events in Canberra you can consider Park & Ride. For convenience you can use an allocated parking space to park your car before catching a bus or light rail to complete your journey. You’ll be helping to reduce congestion on ACT roads and the demand for parking in the City.


Accessible trips are shown in the Journey Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "Wheelchair Accessible" special services from the Journey Options to ensure that you only see accessible services.

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More information

For public transport enquiries call 13 17 10.