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

Littering of any kind is illegal under the Litter Act 2004.

The City Rangers deal with the following littering offences:

The ACT Government has stepped up enforcement, which may lead to the following penalties. Some penalties are up to $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for businesses.

Section 8 - Littering:
- 8(1) Deposit litter in a public place (small item) infringement penalty $60; deposit any other litter, infringement penalty $200;
- 8(2) Litter that escapes or likely to escape into public place, infringement penalty $200;
- 8(3) Deposit litter in receptacle in public place and not of size, shape nature or volume for receptacle, infringement penalty $200.

Section 10 - Commercial waste:
- 10(1) Deposit commercial waste in a public place, infringement penalty $500;
- 10(2) Occupier of commercial, industrial or business premises fails to prevent litter being deposited at a public place, infringement penalty $1,000.

Section 11 – Vehicle loads

Section 12 – Depositing or abandoning dangerous containers

Section 13 – Placing advertising leaflets on motor vehicles etc
- 13(1) Place unsolicited leaflet in or on a motor vehicle in a public place, infringement penalty $100;
- 13(3) Distribute, commission, authorise or arrange for distribution of unsolicited leaflet for placement in or on motor vehicle in a public place, infringement penalty $100.

Cigarette butts

Littering cigarette butts could lead to a $60 on the spot fine.

Changes to Shopping Trolley Legislation (Litter Act 2004)

Report littering

Call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete the Incident Report Form (Word 102 KB) / Incident Report Form (PDF 184KB) and return to or post to City Rangers, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601.