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

Service Changes


With the heavy smoke conditions impacting the ACT and the fire activity on the South Coast of NSW, there are a range of ACT Government service changes and additional supports that have been established for our community. A list of all changes is available on the ESA website and you can follow ESA on Facebook and Twitter.

Below are the service changes that have been established for Transport Canberra.

Light rail

In the event of smoky and heatwave conditions, Canberra Metro will ensure their customer service staff work within the light rail vehicles, and not on stops to limit exposure.

Additional drivers are on standby to enable the ability to replace any drivers that may start to feel unwell and are unable to continue their shift or come in to work.

Buses

There are additional drivers and fleet available in the network to replace any drivers that may start to feel unwell and are unable to continue their shift or not come to work in the event of smoky conditions.

Transport Canberra customer services officers and Transport Officers are rotating through the offices and indoor locations closest to their area of work to ensure they have regular breaks from the current conditions.

Electric bus