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

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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

Good behaviour orders

Good behaviour orders

Good Behaviour orders pamphlets [PDF 241KB]

What is a good behaviour order?

A good behavior order is an undertaking (this is a promise that you will do certain things) that you make to the court when you have been sentenced for a crime.

Getting a good behaviour order means that:

There are many different kinds of conditions and these will be written on your good behaviour order. Keeping to the conditions of your order is called ‘compliance’ or ‘complying with your conditions’. This is very important.

What are good behaviour order ‘conditions’?

There are some conditions that everyone on a good behaviour order will have (these are called ‘core conditions’). When you agree to a good behaviour order, you are saying to the court that you:

What about other conditions on an order?

Sometimes the court will give you extra conditions that you must also follow. Any other conditions will be written on your order, they could be things like:

Remember: If you have a community service condition, then you must not test positive for alcohol and/or other drugs when you go to the work placement.

Any other condition set by the court

The court has lots of options when deciding on ‘other conditions’ for a good behaviour order.

So depending on your situation, the court might also say that:

What if you don’t keep to your order?

Keeping to your good behaviour order (and all the conditions) is very important. If you don’t, it’s called ‘breaching’ and this is serious.

You might:

How long is a good behaviour order?

This will be written on your order and will depend on your situation.

Any questions?
For questions about your legal matters, call*:
Aboriginal Legal Service 6249 8488
Legal Aid 6243 3411
Youth Law Centre 6173 5410
Child and Youth 6207 1069
Protection Service
(*available weekdays, 9am to 5pm)

For help or advice after hours, call:
After-hours crisis and Bail Service 1300 556 279
(available weekdays, 5pm to 2am or weekends and
public holidays, 4pm to 2am)

Freecall 1800 178 277