Meals and Refreshments

Refreshments and meals for parents/carers

Please note that No hot drinks are permitted on the wards.

Please ask your nurse about the facilities available for making tea and coffee.

If you are experiencing difficulty with meals, please speak to your nurse or the CNC of the ward who may be able to assist with meal provision in some circumstances.

Vending Machines

Food and drink vending machines are located outside the staff cafeteria on Level 3 of the main hospital. They are also located near the lifts on Level 1, 2 and 3 of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.


Cafes are located in the main hospital lobby, on the Ground Floor of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre, and in the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children on Level 2 above the main entrance.

These cafes are open daily from 6.30am to 8pm.

Canberra Hospital Auxiliary Shop

The Canberra Hospital Auxiliary Shop is open 7 days a week except5 for Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  This Kiosk is a cash only operation and does not offer EFTPOS or credit card facilities.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 8pm

Saturday - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday - 10am to 4pm

Public Holidays - 10am to 2pm

Refreshments and meals for children

Your child will be provided with a menu to be completed each day. 

A tray with breakfast at approximately 7.30am, lunch 12 midday and dinner 5.30pm will be provided to the bed, while trolleys come around with morning tea, afternoon tea and supper.