Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New South Wales. It is the smallest self-governing internal territory in Australia. The most populous city is Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Wikipedia

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We’ve all been doing things differently since #COVID19. Perhaps you, or someone you care about, are gambling differ… External link...

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ACT COVID-19 update (2 June 2020) ▪️Cases today: 0 (no active cases) ▪️Total cases: 107 ▪️Recovered: 104 ▪️Lives lo… External link...

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The ACT has made further changes as we ease restrictions to fitness and community sport. To help answer your questi… External link...

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The ACT has made further changes as we ease restrictions to fitness and community sport. To help answer your questi… External link...

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Ever wondered if the flu vaccine is a live virus? Or if you can get the vaccine for free? Nurses Kate and Liz hel… External link...

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RT @BOM_au: Today is #ThankAFirstResponderDay a day to say thank you to those who protect and care for our community every day. The Burea…

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RT @BOM_au: There's something magical about snow… but what causes it? Watch the next video in our #AskBOM winter weather series to find o…

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RT @BOM_au: We're looking at a lot of quiet #weather this week, thanks to a strong high pressure system that will linger over the south of…

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SHEEP GRAZIER'S WARNING: cold temperatures, westerly winds and possible showers today and overnight for a number of… External link...

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Reports of light #snow from Mount Canobolas near Orange and the Oberon Plateau late yesterday, and this morning fro… External link...

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Today is ‘Thank a First Responder Day’! Make sure you share your messages of appreciation to your social media acco… External link...

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3:48am - 31 May 2020

Tuesday 2 June is Australia’s first ever ‘Thank a First Responder Day’. It’s an opportunity for you to share a pu… External link...

7:17am - 30 May 2020

Just a few of our teams taking part in the @PushForBetter No biggie! External link...

4:21am - 29 May 2020

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Today is #ThankaFirstResponder Day, which recognises those who protect our community. 2020 has been a challenging y… External link...

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Congratulations to Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton on his appointment as the new Chief Commissioner of… External link...

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This week I enjoyed visiting a number of @ACTPolicing stations, meeting members and discussing what’s important to… External link...

5:02am - 29 May 2020

Congratulations to the 14 @ACTPolicing members who received their Inspector rank yesterday. The Inspector position… External link...

2:32am - 29 May 2020

As we begin National Reconciliation Week, we proudly raise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags to pay o… External link...

6:09am - 27 May 2020

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Motor vehicle collision on the Tuggeranong Parkway is now clear.

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Motor vehicle collision, Tuggeranong Parkway, southbound between Lady Denman Drive and Cotter Road. Heavy traffic… External link...

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Prang at Canberra Ave & Tome Price Street is now clear. Stay safe peeps!

6:56am - 29 May 2020

Collision on Canberra Ave at intersection with Tom Price Street. Heavy congestion. Please avoid area if possible.

6:42am - 29 May 2020

William Hovell Drive, Belconnen is all clear now. Please drive safely.

6:53am - 27 May 2020

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12:31am - 29 May 2020

RT @acmadotgov: Slow internet? Simple changes inside your home could help speed things up. Watch our video to find out how. More at https:/…

12:24am - 29 May 2020

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8:27am - 28 May 2020

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  • During the 2019-20 bushfire season – a season that took lives and left a trail of destruction across Australia – Canberrans remained informed and safe.
  • The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) is extremely proud of this achievement, and the efforts of all volunteers and staff who contributed to this outcome. This includes the ESA Commissioner, Georgeina Whelan, who made a commitment to the ACT community to keep them informed so that they could make appropriate decisions regarding their safety.
  • The ESA always strives to undertake operations in a way that is safe, legally compliant and financially responsible.
  • The ESA has already commenced a thorough review process of the bushfire season. More than 38 workshops have been undertaken with volunteers and staff.
  • “Draft for discussion” documents collected from all areas of the Agency have been provided to an external consultant, who this week has commenced a process to analyse the honest and unedited feedback received from volunteers and staff as part of the evaluation process.
  • In addition to the independent review, recently appointed ESA Deputy Commissioner, Ray Johnson, is also conducting a review of the whole of government response to the 2019-20 bushfire season.
  • All matters raised through the review process, the external consultant’s report, and Mr Johnson’s review will be analysed, and where necessary actions will be put in place for future improvements.
  • The ESA welcomes any opportunity to reflect and improve on its performance. This process will also include the consideration of recommendations made from the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Justice and Community Safety Committee Inquiry, and the Australian Government’s Royal Commission.
  • The internal After-Action Review process only works if volunteers and staff are comfortable to express their views and experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Discussing a “draft for discussion” document in the media at this early stage of the review works against this approach.
  • It would be inappropriate for the ESA to comment further until the review process is complete and the Agency has had the opportunity to discuss the outcomes with its volunteers and staff.

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Shepherds Lookout Rescue

Shepherds Lookout Rescue admin2 Sun, 05/31/2020 - 13:48

ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) paramedics have rescued a walker from Shepherds Lookout near the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre earlier today. A female in her 30s sustained lower limb injuries when she fell while on the walking track. ACTAS paramedics with the assistance of ACT Fire & Rescue and Icon Water stretcher carried the patient 200m to their specialist 4wd ambulance. The patient was treated and transport to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Posted 3:48am - 31 May 2020

National Volunteer Week - Our Stories

National Volunteer Week - Our Stories admin2 Wed, 05/27/2020 - 11:13

Last week we celebrated National Volunteer Week by sharing some stories of our wonderful vollies who donate their time to helping the community. If you missed them, here they are!

Michelle - ACTSES

Michelle joined ACTSES in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since… particularly because she met her husband in the service during her first year!

Volunteering for the SES is something Michelle is extremely proud of, and she feels privileged to have helped the community over the years by searching for missing people and helping to tarp roofs from storm or tree damage.

She loves the rush she gets when she puts on her orange overalls and heads out to help the public.

Michelle also enjoys being in the same unit as her husband Mal, as it means they can share experiences, support each other, and often travel to training and call outs together. How romantic! 

Thank you to Michelle, Mal and all our amazing volunteers!

Cameron - ACTRFS

It’s a family affair for ACT Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighter Cameron.

After his dad joined in 2000, his mum in 2003 and brother in 2009 – it was a natural progression for Cam to see what all the fuss was about! Since his start in 2011, the service has gained Cam’s sister and partner too!

The recent bushfire season saw Cam work on the Orroral Valley Fire and protect the Canberra community.

Although he’ll never forget the season that was, one of Cam’s favourite things about being part of ACTRFS is the chance to go on deployment and visit new places…and of course, the banter!

Thanks for everything, Cam (and fam!)



After a catastrophic tsunami struck Len’s hometown in Japan back in 2011, he’s had an interest in understanding how communities respond to emergencies across the globe.

Because of his experiences, he joined the ACT State Emergency Service to learn more about disaster and emergency management, and where he can, use his knowledge to give back to the community.

Len has been a volunteer with the ACTSES for just over two years now, and finds the work rewarding in many aspects, including culturally.

He says many cultures in the world, including his own, have developed their own good practices to prepare for disasters and emergencies through saving, and tragically losing, hundreds of thousands of lives. Volunteering helps him emphasise the importance of cultural diversity within our society.

Thanks, Len! You’re a legend!


Cate - ACTF&R CFUs

Meet Cate, a volunteer with ACT Fire & Rescue's Community Fire Units (CFUs).

With a desire to learn how to best prepare her property and family for fire season she joined her local unit in September last year.

Her favourite part about being part of the CFUs (other than the cool uniform) is being able to meet and give back to people in her neighbourhood. During the fire season, her Unit regularly conducts training drills and maintenance – a good excuse to chat with locals and share tips on how to prepare their homes!

Ruben, Levi and Noah – your mum is a local hero!

Posted 1:13am - 27 May 2020

Structure Fire - City

Structure Fire - City admin2 Mon, 05/25/2020 - 12:24

At approximately 11:50am, ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) responded to a structure fire on the roof of the Nishi building, corner of Edinburgh Avenue and Phillip Law Street, NewActon.  

On arrival firefighters found a single solar panel alight. The solar panel has been isolated and the fire has been extinguished.

The building has been handed to on-sight maintenance and ACTF&R have departed the scene.

Posted 2:24am - 25 May 2020

Update - House Fire, Garran

Update - House Fire, Garran admin2 Sat, 05/23/2020 - 16:43

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) have extinguished the house fire on Tompson Street, Garran.

Firefighters were alerted to the fire at approximately 3:00pm by multiple calls to Triple Zero (000).

Three trucks and 17 firefighters responded to the scene. They were supported by HAZMAT and the Breathing Apparatus Van.

All residents of the home evacuated safely, and no injuries were reported. ACT Ambulance Service have departed the scene.

ACTF&R firefighters will remain on scene while the area is made safe.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Please avoid the area. 

Posted 6:43am - 23 May 2020
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Prescribed burn at Pierces Creek to start today

Prescribed burn at Pierces Creek to start today

Posted 2:00pm - 26 May 2020

Canberra playgrounds, parks and some libraries reopening

Canberra playgrounds, parks and some libraries reopening

Posted 2:00pm - 12 May 2020

Local environment projects to be supported through boosted grants program

Local environment projects to be supported through boosted grants program

Posted 3 months ago

Ongoing park and reserve closures

Ongoing park and reserve closures

Posted 4 months ago

Protecting Aboriginal sites and artefacts in emergencies

Protecting Aboriginal sites and artefacts in emergencies

Posted 4 months ago
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Today, Canberra’s light rail vehicles have travelled one million kilometres 🎉 Please continue to only use light ra… External link...

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When times are tough, Canberrans shine. Do you know someone who is going above and beyond for the ACT community? A… External link...

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Free infection control training will be available from 5 June for over 3,800 local customer facing workers to help… External link...

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Reconciliation Day is a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, an… External link...

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#Turkey: Shops and community spaces are reopening. Restrictions on domestic air & limited inter-city bus and train… External link...

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