Car Parking Consultation

As we move closer to the construction phase of the Critical Services Building - Canberra Hospital Expansion project, we are seeking your feedback on the proposed changes to car parking arrangements on and around the Hospital Campus.

A total of 11 car parks will be impacted during the building phase and the details in the consultation paper look to balance the availability of parking for our patients, visitors, and staff with our need to ensure we can deliver exceptional health care.

The consultation paper provides:

  • the current arrangements of the impacted car parks, 
  • the proposed new arrangements for these car parks, and 
  • details of these proposed arrangements.

Consultation for the proposed arrangements opens today (19 February 2021) and will close 5pm 12 March 2021.

To provide your feedback:

  1. Read through the consultation paper
  2. Provide your feedback by:

General information

Canberra Hospital provides parking facilities for visitors, carers, patients and staff. These carparks range from all day, non-time regulated parking to pick-up and set-down areas at the main entrances.

The main carparks on campus include the Southern Multistorey carpark and the Yamba Drive carpark.  Alternate short stay public parking up to 1 hour is available in various smaller carparks on the campus.

Contact us

Please contact Canberra Health Services Parking Operations on 02 5124 9759 during business hours or email for more information. 

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Southern Multistorey carpark

The Southern Multistorey carpark is the primary parking area for visitors, carers, patients and staff. It is well lit and within easy walking distance of the hospital.

Levels 1-4 are available for public parking. They provide 1, 2, 4 and 6-hour time restricted parking, disability parking and a small number of all-day parking spaces.

The car park height limit is 2.3 metres.

Accessing the carpark

You can access the Southern Multistorey carpark by:

  • turning right or left from Yamba Drive onto Kitchener Street in Garran. Turn right onto Gilmore Crescent and then right onto Hospital Road. Go through the roundabout opposite the main entrance and then the following two rights. The Southern Multistorey carpark entrance is on the right-hand side.
  • turn right or left from Yamba Drive at the sign for the Emergency Department. Turn right and the entrance to the Southern Multistorey carpark is on the left-hand side.
  • turn right onto Palmer Street from Hindmarsh Drive. Turn left onto Bateson Road and go through the roundabout. Take the right at the end of the street and the entrance to the Southern Multistorey carpark is on the right-hand side.

Please refer to map below for further direction.

Yamba Drive carpark

The Yamba Drive carpark provides 4-hour restricted parking, as well as all day parking for the public and staff.

You can only access this carpark via the left-hand lane on Yamba Drive heading north towards the City.

Mobility parking

There are over 180 mobility parking spaces available throughout the campus.

You can access mobility parking at:

  • Levels 1-4 of the Southern Multistorey carpark
  • behind the National Capital Private Hospital
  • under Building 12
  • within the small carpark on Bateson Road
  • at the entrances to the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Accident and Emergency.

Please note: A number of mobility spaces are time limited and time limits are enforced by Parking Officers under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 2000. Mobility spaces in the Southern Multistorey carpark are not time limited. If you are coming to Canberra Hospital for a long time, we suggest you park here and catch the courtesy bus to your appointment.

Please refer to below map for further direction.


Canberra Hospital Campus Map


Motorcycle parking

Motorcycle parking is available on Levels 1-2 of the Southern Multistorey carpark and under Building 12.

Bicycle parking

Public bicycle parking is available between Buildings 1 and 10, Building 4 and 5 and Buildings 5 and 6. It is also available on the Emergency Department side of Building 2.

Pick-up and set-down areas

Pick-up and set-down areas are located at all main entrances of main hospital buildings. These areas are not available for parking—they provide an option to drop patients off before seeking longer term parking.

We encourage you to not park in these areas for extended periods of time as parking fines may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the hospital campus have long stay parking for people who need to stay overnight?

There is unrestricted parking available on Level 4 of the Southern Multistorey carpark, as well as the Yamba Drive South carpark.

Why are there so many disability spaces in the Southern Multistorey carpark?

The large amount of disability spaces cater for the future loss of these spaces during the redevelopment of the campus. The Southern Multistorey carpark is designed as the hospital’s main carpark.

Can I overstay my parking time?

Arrangements are in place to help patients and carers who overstay their parking time due to unforeseen delays. If you are unexpectedly delayed, please speak with a staff member in the area where you are having your appointment before your parking time runs out. They will let Canberra Health Services Parking Operations know you have been delayed.

How do I enter the Yamba Drive South carpark?

The entrance to the Yamba Drive South carpark is off Yamba Drive when heading north to the City. You cannot access the carpark when travelling in the other direction.

Are these on campus transport options?

Canberra Health services provides a free courtesy to assist patients, visitors and staff with transport across the hospital campus. The service operates on Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, except on weekends and public holidays.

Courtesy bus stops are located at the Emergency Department, Canberra Region Cancer Centre, Bateson Road, Building 15 (outpatient services), The Canberra Hospital main entrance and the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

For more information on this service, including live tracking of the bus, please click link.

What can I do if I receive a Parking Infringement Notice?

If you receive a parking infringement while parked on the hospital grounds, you can apply for a review of the infringement through the Infringement Review Office via this link

Further information can be found on the back of your parking infringement notice or from the Access Canberra Contact Centre 13 22 81.

If you receive a parking infringement and you want to dispute the fine, you can ask for a certificate of attendance from the area where you had your appointment. This can be used as evidence when disputing the parking infringement.

Does the compliance remain the same on weekends?

Most time limited spaces that are 1 hour and above are unrestricted on weekends. All parking areas that have a permit sign or are time limited are still patrolled on weekends. This includes ‘No Parking’ zones.

What should I do when I drop someone off?

Pick-up and set-down zones are located at main entry points of the hospital. We encourage you not to park in these areas for long periods of time as they are time limited and fines may apply.

What alternate transport can I utilise to get the Canberra Hospital?

Transport Canberra has a free Flexible Bus Service which is designed specifically for aged residents or people with a mobility difficulty.  Other public transport options include ride-sharing, taxis and Transport Canberra buses which run between Woden Interchange and the hospital on average every 15 minutes

A taxi rank is located outside the main entrance of the hospital and various buses service the campus from Woden Bus Station. If you wish to ride, bicycle racks are available to lock your bike.

Community Services also provide transport assistance for eligible people.

Page last updated on: 19 Feb 2021