Parking at Canberra Hospital

HIP-9369-150210 car park image.jpgCanberra Hospital provides car parking facilities to visitors, carers, patients and staff.

These car parks range from all day, non-time regulated parking to drop off set down areas at main entrances.

The Southern Multi-storey car park is the primary parking area for use by staff, visitors, carers and patients. The Southern Multi-storey car park has eight levels, with public parking on levels 1 - 4 and staff parking on levels 5 - 8. The car park is well lit and within easy walking distance of the hospital.

Levels 1 - 4 provides 1, 2, 4 and 6 hour time restricted public parking, disability parking spaces  and a small number of all day car parking. The Yamba Drive car park also provides 4 hour time restricted parking and all day parking for staff and the public. This car park can only be accessed via Yamba Drive left hand lane heading North towards the City.

Alternate short stay public parking (up to 1 hour) is also available in several smaller car parks on the campus.

Canberra Hospital Road closure extended - Update

A number of areas at Canberra Hospital are currently being redeveloped as part of the nearly $880 million Health Infrastructure Program. To enable the upgrade of some of these areas, utilities such as water, gas, high voltage electricity, ICT and sewerage need to be upgraded or replaced. Many of these utilities are located under Hospital Road.

A section of Hospital Road, which stretches from the Bateson Road roundabout to the roundabout outside the main entrance in Building 2, has been closed for the last few months to allow for the construction of Building 15 on the hospital campus. This section of road will remain closed until December 2015 to enable ACT Health to complete these important upgrades as efficiently as possible.

Pedestrian access through Canberra Hospital will also be maintained at all times while Hospital Road is closed, including a footpath along Hospital Road. Clear signage and traffic management staff will be in place to help visitors find alternative routes through the hospital campus and access to the main entrance pick-up and drop-off areas will be maintained.

ACTION bus stops along Hospital Road will continue to be re-routed along Bateson Road. For more information on bus services, commuters are advised to see signage located at the bus stops along Hospital Road or contact:

ACT Health apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience as these important works are delivered.

Accessing the Southern Multi-storey car park

There are a number of ways to access the Southern Multi-storey car park:

  • Turn Right or Left off Yamba Drive onto Kitchener Street in Garran / Turn Right on to Gilmore Crescent / Second right on to Hospital Road (Street sign says Australian Red Cross) / through the roundabout opposite the main entrance / take the next right and the next right again / the Southern Multi-storey car park entrance is to your right
  • Turn Right or Left off Yamba Drive at the sign for the Emergency Department / turn right and the Southern Multi-storey car park entrance is off to your left.
  • If you're on Hindmarsh drive coming from Woden, take the next left after the major intersection with Yamba Drive onto Palmer Street / take the next left onto Bateson Road / proceed through the roundabout / take the right at the end of the street / the entrance to the Southern Multi-storey car park is to your left.

Disability Parking Spaces

Disabled parking is available throughout the campus, on levels 1-4 of the Southern Multi-storey car park, behind National Capital Private Hospital, underneath Building 12 and at the entrances to Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Accident & Emergency.

Mobility Parking

At the Canberra Hospital campus, there are over 180 mobility parking spaces. Please download the map to view the various car parks around the campus with mobility parking.

Mobility Parking Canberra Hospital

Motorcycle Parking Spaces

Motorcycle parking is available on levels 1 -2 of the Southern Multi-storey car park and underneath the Diagnostics and Treatment Building 12.

Bicycle Parking

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

Staff bicycle parking is available in a storage facility located on level 1 of Building 3 and underneath Building 24.

Pick-Up and Set-Down Areas

Pick-up and set-down areas are located at main entrances to the main hospital buildings. These areas are not available for parking however; provide an option for carers to drop patients off before seeking longer term parking in alternative parking areas on the campus. Persons are encouraged not to park in these areas for extended periods of time as these are time limited zones and parking fines will apply.

NB: Seating is available on both Hospital Road and Bateson Road for patients and visitors who may require to rest during their walk to the main entrance

National Capital Private Hospital Parking Changes

Due to building works to expand the National Capital Private Hospital (NCPH) the parking area behind NCPH will have limited timed parking spaces until late 2016. ACT Health encourages the public to park in the Southern Multi-storey car park or the Yamba Drive South car park.

Download Map for details.

We apologies for any inconvenience and if there are any concerns, please contact:

NCPH Executive Office on (02) 6222 6606 or email

ACT Health Parking Operations on (02) 6244 2669, (02) 6244 2479 or email

Contact Us

For enquires regarding parking arrangements please contact:

ACT Health Parking Operations

Phone: (02) 6244 2669

Phone: (02) 6244 2479; or


Parking Frequently Asked Questions

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

There is unrestricted parking available on level 4 of the Southern Multi-storey car park and spaces in the Yamba Drive South car park.

Why are there so many disability spaces in the Southern Multi-storey car park?

The large amount of disability spaces in the Southern Multi-storey car park are to cater for future loss of disability spaces due to the redevelopment on the Canberra Hospital campus. The Multi-storey car park has been designed to be the main car park for the Canberra Hospital.

Can I overstay my parking time?

Parking exemptions are only given to patients and / or their carers who are unable to move their vehicle due to medical reasons. To obtain an exemption please speak to the clinical / and or administration staff who will organise an exemption on your behalf.

How do I enter the Yamba South car park?

The entrance to the Yamba South car park is off Yamba Drive when travelling north (city bound). Please be aware you cannot enter the car park when travelling south along Yamba Drive.

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

If you receive a Parking Infringement Notice (PIN) and you wish to dispute it, you must write a letter or email the Justice and Community Safety Directorate. Office of Regulatory Services Compliance, Advice, Complaints, Review and Support Office and explain why you believe you are not liable for the PIN. The address and email address are on the back of the PIN.

Does the compliance remain the same on weekends?

Most time limited spaces 1 hour and above are unrestricted on weekends however, all parking areas which have Permit signs, time limited under 1 hour and No Parking areas are still patrolled on weekends. Please be aware of all signage when parking your vehicle.

What should I do when dropping somebody off?

Pick-up and set-down zones are located at main entry points of the hospital. These areas are not available for parking however; provide an option for carers to drop patients off before seeking longer term parking in alternative parking areas on the campus. Persons are encouraged not to park in these areas for an extended period of time as these are time limited zones.

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

A taxi rank is located outside the Hospital's main entrance on Hospital Road. Additionally, there are multiple buses that traverse the Canberra Hospital campus. Alternatively, bicycle racks are available to lock your bike to if you wish to ride.  Community services also can provide transport assistance if you are eligible for this service.