Anti-vaccine mandate demonstrations are expected to reach their peak in Canberra today, as protestors make their way to Parliament House for the first sitting day of the year.

Around 3,000 people are expected to turn out on Tuesday morning.

As a result, ACT Police is warning of further delays and disruptions throughout the city.

Commander, Linda Champion, said people should again allow extra time when moving around the Territory.

“We’re asking Canberra to plan their trips into town and if they need to get to locations where protestors may be, please allow for additional travel time.”

The group of demonstrators have been protesting in Canberra since last week, calling for an end to what they claim is ‘Government Overreach’ through medical mandates and COVID restrictions.

Monday saw the group take to the front of Government House, in a unsuccessful bid to get the Governor-General to dismiss the Government.


Tense encounters between locals and demonstrators have also been caught on camera throughout the week, some even going viral.

Commander Champion said officers are also ready to crack down on any inappropriate or illegal behaviour that may disrupt local businesses.

“Police will take appropriate action against any unlawful activity, naturally, we’ll choose the time and place to do it, if we have other priorities with protest activity, however, everyone’s safety is our priority.”

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