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

Community Bus Services

The Community Bus Service is proudly funded by the ACT Government and operated by the ACT’s Regional Community Services. They provide flexible Bus Services for ACT residents, Monday to Friday, generally within their own regional area. Pickup and set down points can be negotiated when making a booking.

The community bus service is for people who are socially isolated because a lack of transport options. Some of the people who may be eligible to use the service may include:

  • Seniors with mobility or confidence problems
  • People living in nursing homes/retirement facilities
  • People with a permanent or temporary disability
  • People with health problems who cannot use regular Transport Canberra bus services
  • People who are eligible for HACC transport but cannot access them for various reasons e.g. cannot self transfer
  • Carers accompanying a person described above
  • Parents with young children who are socially isolated and lack transport options
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who lack support networks and have limited transport options

Contact your Regional Community Service for an assessment and to register to use this service. They can provide you with details on how to make a booking, any associated costs and answer any further questions you may have.

Regional Community Services

Belconnen Community Service
26 Chandler Street,
Belconnen, ACT 2616
Phone: (02) 6278 8124

Communities@Work Gungahlin
Gungahlin Community Centre
47 Ernest Cavanagh Street
Gungahlin, ACT, 2912
Phone: (02) 6126 9090

Northside Community Service
Majura Community Centre,
Rosevear Place,
Dickson, ACT 2602
Phone: (02) 6171 8000

Community Services #1
63 Boolimba Crescent,
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Phone: (02) 6126 4700

Tuggeranong and Communities@Work
245 Cowlishaw Street
Greenway ACT, 2900
Phone: (02) 6293 6500