Residential Accommodation

The Canberra Hospital (TCH) offers Residential Accommodation Services for short-term stays.

The Canberra Hospital (TCH) offers Residential Accommodation Services for short-term stays. The service provides on-campus, hostel-style accommodation that includes the following:

  • twin, single or (limited) family rooms
  • supplied linen that is changed weekly
  • shared shower, kitchen, cooking, dining, living and laundry facilities
  • access to staff cafeteria if required

The drop-off area for the accommodation is located at the main entry in Building 5. There are multiple disabled parking spaces available on-campus and in the multi-storey car park.

Interstate outpatients and carer eligibility

Interstate outpatients and their carers who live more than 100km from Canberra may be eligible for accommodation support through the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).

Please discuss your options with your referring doctor or local Health Service’s IPTAAS Office.

You may still use the accommodation if you are not eligible for IPTAAS. Please see the accommodation rates in the table below.

Room fees Nightly Rates GST Incl GST
Single Room $43.00  $0.00 $43.00
Second person 5 years & older $17.00 $0.00 $17.00
Children under  5 years $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Double room $60.00 $0.00 $60.00


Future changes to Residential Accommodation Services at Canberra Hospital 

The Building 5 Residential Accommodation Services will be closing in mid-2020 to make way for the SPIRE centre building works to commence. 
Canberra Health Services has been consulting with the community, both locally and around the NSW south east region to obtain important feedback about needs and suggestions for future Residential Accommodation Services beyond mid-2020. 

A number of workshops were conducted during September and October in Bega, Goulburn, Bateman’s Bay and Canberra so that we were able to talk to as many people as possible who have either used the service or have a family member who has. These workshops have provided a great deal of feedback about the experiences of patients and carers who have made suggestions for future options. An online survey was also conducted which received more than 1,200 responses. Once all of the information has been gathered and analysed, Canberra Health Services will provide an update.

Page last updated on: 15 Oct 2019