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Canberra Hospital is on the corner of Yamba Drive and Hindmarsh Drive in Garran.

The hospital is easily accessible by car and has free parking for patients, visitors, and staff.

You can enter the campus from three sides:

  • Yamba Drive, north and south bound onto Bateson Road
  • Palmer Street, Garran onto Bateson Road
  • Gilmore Crescent, Garran onto Hospital Road

The Emergency Department is accessible from Bateson Road, towards the Yamba Drive entrance.

Most people arrive by car and sometimes parking can be hard to find. We recommend giving yourself plenty of time to find the hospital and a parking place.

Drop off and pick up zones

There are drop off and pick up zones close to our major entrances:

  • Emergency Department, Bateson Road
  • Building 3, Rheumatology Outpatients, Bateson Road
  • Main Hospital Entrance, Hospital Road
  • Building 15, Hospital Road
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Hospital Road, corner of Gilmore Crescent
  • Canberra Region Canberra Centre, off Bateson Road
  • Adult Mental Health Unit, Dann Close off Bateson Road.

Car parks

Southern multi storey carpark

The entrance to the car park is on Bateson Road

The Southern multi storey car park is on Bateson Road and is the large grey and orange car park visible from Yamba Drive and Hindmarsh Drive.

From this car park the walk to the main hospital entrance is about 300 metres.

  • Free 3 hour parking, no time limits on accessible parking
  • motorcycle parking
  • undercover
  • open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • wheelchair return bay on Level 2 next to the lifts
  • Level 4 undercover pedestrian link to the Adult Mental Health Unit, Building 25.

Pedestrian access from the Southern multi storey car park to the main hospital is via Level 2. Turn left to exit the car park and follow the undercover walkway along Hospital Road.

Pedestrian access to Building 19 Canberra Region Cancer Centre and Building 3 Eye Clinic (Ophthalmology) is via Level 1. Exit the car park and use the ramp or the pedestrian crossing.

Yamba Drive South car park

The Yamba Drive South carpark is across the road from the Canberra Hospital campus. The entrance to the carpark is only accessible from Yamba Drive, heading north towards the City.

The walk to the hospital is about 350 metres partially uphill. There are several road crossings at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

  • Free 3 hour and all-day parking
  • outdoors
  • open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Short stay parking

  • Building 3 Bateson Road short stay car park. 4 parking spaces. 30 minute time limit.
  • Bateson Road (Emergency Department end) short stay car park. 40 parking spaces. 2 hours time limit.
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and ACT Pathology, Building 10 and 11. 9 parking spaces. 30 minute time limit.

Accessible parking

We offer plenty of accessible parking spaces in the Southern multi storey car park and at some smaller car parks around the campus.

You must display your disability parking permit to park in one of these spaces.

  • For all day parking the best carpark is the southern multi storey carpark levels 1, 2 and 3 which have no time limit for accessible parking.
  • For easiest hospital access use Building 12 undercover accessible parking. There are 28 accessible parking spaces. 3 hour time limit.

These smaller car parks also offer a limited number of accessible parking spaces:

  • Building 3 Bateson Road short stay car park. 4 accessible parking spaces. 3 hour time limit.
  • The entrance to the Emergency Department, Building 12.
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and ACT Pathology, Building 10 and 11. 2 accessible parking spaces. 3 hour time limit.

Duress Alarms

You will find Duress Alarms throughout our car parks and walkways. If you are experiencing a personal safety risk or a medical emergency such as chest pain or shortness of breath, press the alarm and speak with the attendant.

Nearest accessible toilets

Building 19 at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre: Exit the car park lift at Level 1 and take the ramp to Building 19 entry. The toilets are down the corridor immediately to the left of the entry doors.

Building 3, past the Eye Clinic (Ophthalmology) reception desk: Exit the car park lift at Level 1 and take the ramp. Enter Building 3 and the toilets are on the right, just past the eye clinic reception area.

What should I do if I overstay my parking?

If you are a patient and have been unexpectedly delayed while attending an appointment, receiving treatment or being seen by a doctor ask a staff member in your appointment area to contact our Parking Operations team before your parking time runs out. They will see to it that you don’t receive a parking ticket. Make sure you know your vehicle’s model and colour, the registration number and location you have parked.

What should I do if I receive a parking infringement?

If you receive a parking infringement you may wish to apply to dispute an infringement.

If you have received an 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 infringement.

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

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

Switchboard
(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000