Government services over Christmas and New Years

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THE ACT Government has given notice of trading hours and changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period.

The Emergency Departments at both Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital will operate as normal over the festive season. The Walk-in Centres at Belconnen and Tuggeranong will be open from 7.30am to 10.00pm seven days a week. Residents needing health information or advice can also phone Health Direct on 1800 022 222 or visit .

Between Monday 21 December 2015 and Friday 8 January 2016 ACTION will be running a revised timetable, including a special free Christmas Day bus service. Visit for more details.

Garbage and recycling collections due on Christmas Day will be collected on Saturday 26 December. All other collections will be as normal, including New Year’s Day.

Access Canberra shopfronts in Belconnen, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong, Woden, and the Dickson Motor Vehicle Registry, will be closed from Friday 25 December to Tuesday 29 December, re-opening on Wednesday 30 December and Thursday 31 December. They will close on New Year’s Day, and open for normal business from 4 January 2016.

The Domestic Animal Services Shelter will be closed Christmas Day, Monday 28 December and on New Year’s Day.

For a comprehensive list of changes to ACT Government services from Christmas Day to the New Year’s Day visit

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