University of Canberra Hospital

The University of Canberra Hospital is a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, for people over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental illness or recovering from surgery, illness or injury.

Visiting a health facility in the ACT?

A new digital screening tool is now available to make it easier to determine if it is safe for someone to enter a health facility. The screening tool must be filled in before entering. For further information click here.


Our commitment to providing high-quality and person-centred care ensures your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Visitor restrictions – changes to take effect from Monday 13 July 2020

From Monday 13 July, all hospitals and community health centres across the ACT are returning to tighter visitor restrictions.

This is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria and recent positive cases in the ACT.

The visitor policy includes:

  • One visitor per patient, per day. 
  • Admitted babies, children and young people (0 -17 years) may have one parent/carer present at all times, with an additional visitor up to one hour each day. 
  • Women who are admitted for care related to birthing may have up to two support persons present. This needs to be pre-planned with the relevant midwifery and obstetric staff during antenatal care. 
  • If you are attending an outpatient and/or a community health clinic you should, wherever possible, attend alone. If you require a support person, please limit this to one person. 

Social distancing principles will continue to apply to all carers and visitors, while children and young people (0-17 years) should avoid visiting health facilities wherever possible. 

The decision to restrict visitors to our health services is always a difficult one, but it ensures we can protect the health and safety of patients, staff and their loved ones. This is especially necessary for our most vulnerable, particularly patients whose health is already compromised.

Staff have been asked to use compassion and common sense to ensure you receive the support you need.

Hydrotherapy pool open

The University of Canberra Hospital hydrotherapy pool is currently open and operating at limited capacity to meet ACT Government COVID-19 restrictions.

All clinics are now being run at the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) hydrotherapy pool with participant numbers limited to four people per session.

The University of Canberra Hospital provides free car parking facilities for visitors, carers, patients and staff. 

Parking for patients and their visitors is provided within Basement (P3) Carpark. Visitors and patients who are unable to find a park in Basement (P3) can source parking in the Multi-storey (P1) Carpark.

A number of mobility, short-term and set-down parking spaces are provided at the Hospital’s main entry, off Guraguma Street Bruce.  

Upon entering either P3 or P1 car parks, drivers will be prompted to take a parking ticket at the Boom Gate.   Patients and their visitors are able to validate their parking tickets at no charge prior to departure. This ticket can then be used to exit the car park at the boom gate.
There are three validation points at UCH:

  • Main Hospital Reception 
  • Mental Health Reception 
  • Brindabella Rehabilitation Centre Reception or
  • Faculty of Health (UC Use only)

Unauthorised users accessing UCH car parks who have no affiliation with UCH, will in the future be charged an exit fee of $20.00 for using the car park. Payment can be made at ticket payment machines located in the Basement lift foyer or at the boom gate, upon exit.

The maximum vehicle height for the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) Multi-storey (P1) Car Park is 2.1 metres. For the Basement (P3) Car Park it is 2.3 metres.

A map of all car parks is available here.

What other transport options are available?

There are a range of Community Transport Services available to the public to help with your transport to and from medical appointments, Details listed below. 

Flexible Bus Service: (02) 6205 3555
Communities @ Work: (02) 6293 6500
Transport Canberra: 13 1710 /
Canberra Cabs: (02) 132 227 (13 CABS)
Cab Express: (02) 6260 6011


Please contact Canberra Health Services Parking Operations on 02 5124 9759,or email for more information about University of Canberra Hospital parking.


For general enquiries: 02 5124 0000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

For patient enquiries: 02 5124 2613


University of Canberra Hospital

20 Guraguma Street

Bruce ACT 2617

Postal Address

PO Box 11

Woden ACT 2606

Ambulance Services

If we call an ambulance because you need emergency attention, you are required to pay the account under ACT legislation. Fees still apply if you are not transported to hospital.

Please see the ACT Emergency Services Agency for more information on costs and eligibility for free ambulance services.

Visiting Hours

Our visiting hours are from 6am to 9pm daily.

Please ensure visitors respect your need to attend therapies and rest periods during the day. Visiting may be restricted by clinical staff if your condition demands it.

A smoke-free environment

The University of Canberra Hospital is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed in any hospital building or on the hospital grounds. This includes electronic cigarettes.

Free nicotine patches are available while you are in hospital. Please ask staff if you need them.

Street Address
20 Guraguma Street Bruce ACT 2617
Page last updated on: 14 Jul 2020