UPDATE Gungahlin police station to be temporarily closed

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Update issued approximately 9.15am, Wednesday, 6 March 2024

ACT Policing has established a mobile front office at Gungahlin Police Station following the closure of the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Services Centre. 

The facility will be staffed by police from 8am to 8pm daily, and will provide basic front office police services, such as allowing members of the public to speak to police, report crimes, and attend for bail requirements. Justice of the Peace services are expected to commence at the site in the coming days. 

It is expected this facility will be in place until such time as police are able to return to Gungahlin Police Station. 


As a result of a contamination issue at the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Services Centre, ACT Policing will temporarily relocate its officers to another work location.   

During planned building works at the centre, routine testing was conducted for a range of hazardous materials. This testing identified traces of lead above acceptable levels in one location as well as diesel particulates. Further investigations are occurring to identify the extent and source of the lead and diesel particulates.  

Taking a precautionary approach and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, ACT Policing and the Emergency Services Agency have enacted business continuity arrangements. Gungahlin station-based police officers will move to the former Traffic Operations Centre (TOC) in Belconnen.  

As a result of this move, the front office at the Gungahlin Station will be closed from Thursday 29 February 2024. People seeking face-to-face police assistance can still attend stations in the City, Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong or call 131 444.  

Gungahlin residents who attend the station to satisfy bail conditions should make alternative arrangements.  

Gungahlin patrols will continue to attend incidents in the Gungahlin district with an aim to ensure response times are kept to a minimum.   



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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