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

Affordable Rental Scheme


The ACT Affordable Rental Office currently has an active waiting list for older, low income Canberrans.

The Affordable Rental Office operates a banded rent system that charges a percentage of market rent. This means tenants pay an affordable rate that reflects their capacity to pay. There are six rent bands that range from 33.3% of market rent to 74.9% of market rent.

The Affordable Rental Office offers energy efficient, two-bedroom, self-contained properties that are set in landscape surrounds. The properties incorporate easy access features and secure integrated parking, and are close to amenities such as public transport, clubs and shops.

Eligible applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a property becomes available.

For more information, including current eligibility criteria, please see the fact sheets below, or call 6207 4577 for more information.

Fact Sheet ARO Affordable Rental Scheme [PDF] [DOC]
Fact Sheet ARO Steps in the Process [PDF] [DOC]
Fact Sheet ARO Rent Bands [PDF] [DOC]
Checklist ARO [PDF] [DOC]
Affordable Rental Office Form [PDF] [DOC]
Affordable Rental Office Income Assessment Form [PDF] [DOC]