Catching up on life-admin this Easter break?


Released 29/03/2018

Catching up on life-admin this Easter break? Hop online for some egg-cellent government transactions

The only hunt you need to do this long weekend is of the egg variety with Access Canberra bringing together government service opening hours as well as the ability to do 300+ transactions in the one place: act.gov.au/accessCBR.

Access Canberra Service Centres and shopfronts will be closed from Friday 30 March 2018, reopening on Tuesday 3 April 2018, however, there is no need to wait to Tuesday to do your business with government.

Canberrans catching up on life admin over the break can get cracking online with an egg-stensive number of service transactions available such as: renewing vehicle registration or driver licences, paying infringements, pre-pay parking or Working With Vulnerable People Registrations and reporting an issue in your area through Fix My Street.

When it comes to government services, there will be a change to waste, recycling and green bins collections scheduled for Friday 30 March 2018. These will now take place on Saturday 31 March 2018. All other collections will occur as usual.

Bus commuters are asked to note that services starting on Friday 30 March 2018 will run to a Sunday schedule and will return to a weekday schedule on Tuesday 3 April 2018. Bus route and timetable information is available at www.transport.act.gov.au.

The ACT Government wishes all Canberrans a safe and happy Easter break.

For changes to other services please see below.

Services

Opening information

Access Canberra Contact Centre
(13 22 81)

Friday 30 March 2018: CLOSED

Saturday 31 March 2018: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Sunday 1 April 2018: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Monday 2 April 2018: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday 3 April 2018: Return to normal services.

Access Canberra Service Centres and Shopfronts

Friday 30 March 2018: CLOSED

Saturday 31 March 2018: CLOSED

Sunday 1 April 2018: CLOSED

Monday 2 April 2018: CLOSED

Tuesday 3 April 2018: Return to normal services.

*Canberrans can do over 300 transactions online at act.gov.au/accessCBR

ACTION Buses

Friday 30 March 2018: Sunday timetable

Saturday 31 March 2018: Sunday timetable

Sunday 1 April 2018: Sunday timetable

Monday 2 April 2018: Sunday timetable

Tuesday 3 April 2018: Return to normal services.

Check bus route and timetable information on the Transport Canberra website at www.transport.act.gov.au

ACT Pathology

Pathology collection service will be available on Saturday 31 March from the following Collection Centres only:

Canberra Hospital Collection Centre: 8:30am – 12:15pm

Calvary Collection Centre: 9:00am – 12:00pm

All other community collection centres will be closed.

All collection centres will be closed on Friday 30 March 2018, Sunday 1 April 2018 and Monday 1 April 2018. Normal hours resume at all collection centres on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

The laboratories at Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital will be operating all through the Easter period, 24 hours per day.

For more information please visit the ACT Pathology website for details:

www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/act-pathology

Alcohol and Drug Services

Over the Easter period, the Dosing Program is available for the usual weekend opening times. These include 7.15am - 9.30am, 10.00 - 12.00pm, 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on 6207 9977.

Breastscreen ACT

All three BreastScreen ACT clinics (Phillip, Civic and Belconnen) will be closed from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April inclusive. Services will resume as normal on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

For bookings or information call 13 20 50 or visit www.health.act.gov.au

Community Dental Clinics

Tuggeranong, Phillip, Civic, Gungahlin and Belconnen Community Dental Clinics will be closed from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April inclusive. Services resume as normal on 3 April 2018.

For more information call 6207 9997 or visit www.health.act.gov.au.

Community Health Centres

ACT Health provides six Community Health Centres across the ACT offering a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages. For more information on these services and locations visit the ACT Health website.

Tuggeranong, Phillip, Civic, Gungahlin, Dickson and Belconnen Community Health Centres will be open until 5 pm on Thursday 29 March and closed Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018 inclusive. Services will resume as normal on Tuesday 3 April 2018 from 8:00am.

Note: Renal services will still be operational out of Tuggeranong and Belconnen Community Health Centres.

Community Health Intake

Community Health Intake (CHI) will be closed Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018 inclusive. Services will resume as normal on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

Community Nursing

Limited services will be available at Belconnen, Gungahlin, Phillip and Tuggeranong Health Centres from 30 March 2018 to 2 April 2018. Services resume as normal on 3 April 2018.

Note: Only essential community nursing services for priority patients will be provided on all public holidays.

Domestic Animal Services (DAS) Symonston Pound

Friday 30 March 2018: CLOSED

Saturday 31 March 2018: CLOSED

Sunday 1 April 2018: CLOSED

Monday 2 April 2018: CLOSED

Tuesday 3 April 2018: Return to normal services.

Emergency and after-hours services for dog attacks or injured dogs are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by contacting Access Canberra on 13 22 81. Serious or life threatening dog attacks should be reported to ACT Policing by calling 000.

Hospitals and Walk-in Centres

ACT Emergency Departments at Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital will operate as normal over the Easter break.

Visiting hours at Canberra Hospital are from 6.00am to 9.00pm daily.

Visiting hours at Calvary Hospital are 11.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 8:00pm daily.

For further information about service availability during the Easter break please contact the hospital switchboards:

Walk-in Centres provide free advice and treatment for people with minor illness and injury. No appointment is necessary. For more information visit the ACT Health website.

Belconnen: Open 7.30am to 10.00pm every day, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Tuggeranong: Open 7.30am to 10.00pm every day, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Note: Children under 2 years, and people with complex or serious conditions should see their General Practitioner.

Mental Health

Mental Health Triage provides a 24-hour, 7 days a week telephone screening/assessment and referral service for ACT residents who have a mental illness, their families and their carers.

Mental Health Triage will be operational every day of the Easter break and will refer to the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team or other services as appropriate.

Call Mental Health Triage on 1800 629 354 (free call except from mobiles or public phones) or 6205 1065, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Acute mental health services at Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital will operate as usual during Easter.

All ACT Libraries including ACT Heritage Library

Friday 30 March 2018: CLOSED

Saturday 31 March 2018: CLOSED

Sunday 1 April 2018: CLOSED

Monday 2 April 2018: CLOSED

All online services will be available, including downloading eBooks, eAudio, digital magazines and music, and searching, requesting and renewing items online. For safety and security reasons, return chutes will be closed from 5.30 pm Thursday 29 March until 10 am Tuesday 3 April 2018.

Historic Places

Lanyon, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga will operate as follows:

Friday 30 March 2018: all sites closed

Saturday 31 March 2018: all sites open normal hours

Sunday 1 April 2018: all sites open normal hours

Monday 2 April 2018: all sites closed.

(Refer to www.historicplaces.com.au for regular opening hours.).

Mowing Operations

Mowing operations will cease on Thursday 29 March 2018 and resume on Tuesday 3 April 2018. For more information, visit www.tccs.act.gov.au/city-living/public_areas/grass-mowing

Canberra Museum and Gallery CMAG

Friday 30 March: CLOSED

Saturday 31 March 2018: 12 pm – 5pm

Sunday 1 April 2018: 12 pm – 5pm

Monday 2 April 2018: CLOSED

Parks and Nature Reserves

There is no change to opening hours at Namadgi National Park and the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve over the Easter break. For more information visit www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves

Waste Management

Collections (waste, recycling and green bins) scheduled for Good Friday – Friday
30 March 2018, will take place on Saturday 31 March 2018.

All other collection events will occur as per the current schedule (https://www.act.gov.au/recycling/bin-collection-calendar).

All waste facilities will be closed on Friday, 30 March 2018, including all businesses operating within the Resource Management Centres of Hume and Mitchell. However, the recycling drop off centres are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Yarralumla Nursery

The Wholesale Nursery, including the free plant issue scheme, will be closed from Good Friday, 30 March 2018 and will re-open on Tuesday 3 April at 7.30 am.

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Section: Access Canberra | Media Releases

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0413 169 029

emily.springett@act.gov.au


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