Why is it important to check your weight?
It is important to know your weight so that you:
- can monitor your health
- take the right dose of medication
- access the right equipment
Where can I weigh myself?
Community Weigh Scales are available at the University of Canberra Hospital or at the Village Creek Centre. The scales are disability, mobility and wheelchair accessible. Both weigh stations are designed for power chair users. The University of Canberra scales can accommodate weight of up to 360kg and the Village Creek Centre scales have a maximum weight capacity of 800kg. Anyone can use these weigh scales.
Where are community weigh stations located?
Brindabella Rehabilitation Centre (near reception)
University of Canberra Hospital
20 Guraguma St, Bruce ACT
Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill St, Kambah ACT
Transport Canberra provides a Flexible Bus Service to these locations for those with mobility difficulties. Please see Transport Canberra for more information.
Do I require an appointment?
Anyone can use the community weigh scales. No appointments are needed. Report to reception staff and you will be directed to the scales. Opening hours are: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Who can I contact if I have weight concerns?
Talk to your GP, health professional or contact the Community Care Nutrition Service if you are worried about your weight.