Access Canberra - Access Canberra is an ACT Government service that brings together customer and regulatory services.

Access Canberra Service Centres are located in Gungahlin, Belconnen, Dickson, Woden and Tuggeranong and the only transactions that need to be done in person at a Service Centre are registrations that require a photo such as a driver's licence, proof of identity or working with vulnerable people card or to arrange new number plates for new registrations or custom plates. Most other transactions can be done online on the Access Canberra website at or by calling 13 22 81.

If you need to attend a Service Centre please remember that customers that need extra support will be prioritised, and that Access Canberra is cashless and process electronic transactions only.

Access Canberra Service Centres no longer issue ACT Seniors Cards or stock the ACT Seniors Card Discount Directory. To apply for a Seniors Card visit  COTA ACT is always available if you require assistance applying for a Seniors Card and can be contacted on 02 6282 3777.

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ATSA Independent Living Expo Canberra

ATSA Independent Living Expo is free to attend - and by simply pre registering ACT Seniors Card holders will get a free coffee.

The event is back in Canberra on the 8-9 November 2023 at the Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC).

For more than 20 years the ATSA Independent Living Expo has been Australia’s foremost exhibition for assistive technology, rehabilitation and aged care equipment as exhibitors display products and services in mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation, holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and more.
As one of Australia’s most comprehensive events for people with disability, seniors, carers and allied health professionals, all ATSA Expos are developed by the industry for the industry.
FREE TO ATTEND for all visitors!
Day One opening hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
Day Two opening hours: 8:30am-3:00pm
Organised by:

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia & Interpoint Events

City Services - Pet Registration


Did you know that dog registration is compulsory in the ACT?

All dogs must be registered if:

  • The dog is over eight weeks old
  • The dog has been kept in the ACT for 28 days or more
  • The dog’s keeper has been a resident of the ACT for 28 days or more

All cats aged over eight weeks must be registered. Cats born before 1 July 2022 can be registered for free until 1 July 2023.

Pet owners will receive annual registration reminders by email, text or letter at least 14 days prior to their pet’s registration renewal date. Renewal dates are on the anniversary of when your pet was first registered. For instance, if a dog was registered on 1 September 2020, the renewal date will be 1 September each year.

If you hold a Seniors Card or other eligible concession, you can register your cat or dog for the first time for a one-off concessional fee of $20.70. 

Keeping your pet’s registration details up to date is part of being a responsible pet owner. It also enables Domestic Animal Services to return lost pets to their owners as quickly as possible.

For more information on fees and how to register visit the City Services website at



Access a range of services, programs and events - free or low cost. Free Seniors Information Service provides information, advice and referrals. 

Flexible Bus Service
  • Free Service for the over 70's within zones between 9:30am - 1:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Wheelchair accessible mini-bus
  • Local shopping and medical centre drop-off

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Services Australia Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk

Services Australia Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk

The Helpdesk provides advice on protecting your identity online. Call us if you have given any personal information to a scammer.

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Hughes Community Centre,
Wisdom Street, Hughes
(next to Hughes shopping ctr)

(02) 6282 3777

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