Travelling to PCH

Perth Children's Hospital exterior from Winthrop Avenue

PCH is located on Hospital Avenue in Nedlands, just six kilometres from the city on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC) site, which also includes Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

It’s accessible by car, public transport or bicycle and walking. 

Getting here

Parking

Parking arrangements at PCH have changed to keep our patients, visitors and staff COVID-safe by centralising access to the hospital so we can control the entry points.

The basement carpark at PCH will be closed to visitors from 31 January 2022. Alternative parking has been arranged in Car Park 1.

These are the closest carparks to PCH - listed in order of availability:

PCH set down bays

Location

In the under croft of PCH, in front of the Main Entrance and Emergency Department entrance.

Entry

From both sides of Hospital Avenue, - there is a northern entrance and southern exit (one way only).

Best access to

  • Emergency Department
  • Pick up 
  • Drop off

Available

  • 15 minute bays
  • 30 minutes for ACROD pass holders.

Car Park 1 (open 24/7)

Location

Car Park 1 is on the ground level, north of the QEIIMC Multi-Deck Car Park. 

Entry

Enter via the QEIIMC Multi-deck Car Park, from the traffic lights on Winthrop Avenue. Turning right through the boom gates, drive straight through on ground floor to outdoor carpark, following the signs for visitor parking.

Best access to

All areas of the hospital.

ACROD bays

Bays available in Car Park 1, 3.4m overhead clearance.

Bays are also available on ground level by entering via the left lane and turning left.

Car park 7 (open 24/7)

Entry

From either direction on Hospital Avenue.

ACROD bays

Bays for ACROD vehicles over 3.4m.

Best access to

  • Emergency Department
  • Wards
  • Outpatient clinics.

Parking charges

All carparks on QEIIMC are run by Wilson Parking, with the same parking charges for all across the site. Read about these charges here.

QEIIMC map

View the QEIIMC map for more information on car parks on site.

Carpark map for PCH 
 
Private patient and concession parking

Private patient parking

Parents and carers who have their children admitted to PCH and are covered under private health insurance can access free daily parking vouchers.

Read more about private patient parking here.

Concession parking

For families of children with complex health conditions that require multiple hospital visits, a discounted parking rate is available for some carparks at QEIIMC. 

Read more about Concession parking here.

Stitches Shuttle

If you’ve parked in Car Park 1 at QEIIMC and would like a lift, you can travel in quick comfort by hopping aboard one of our two transport shuttles.

Just by calling 0436 595 295, you can hitch a lift with equipment (including a wheelchair) or belongings from Car Park 1 to PCH Main Entrance or Emergency Department and back again between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and 8am and 4pm on weekends.

Picture of the Stitches Shuttle with a volunteer driver and a patient and parent

Volunteer Concierge

To support families during their visits and at admission and discharge, our Volunteer Concierge is able to assist you to travel in and out of the hospital.

This service runs from 8am to 8pm weekdays, and 8am to 4pm on weekends.

Talk to your treating team about this service.


Taxis

You can call for a taxi on phones in the corridor between the Atrium and Emergency Department on Ground Level. 

There is 15 minute patient set down parking near the main entrance of PCH and the Emergency Department where you can be collected.

There is also a taxi rank outside Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (E Block) on Hospital Avenue. Taxi phones are also located at this rank. 


Public transport

Bus

There are frequent buses to QEIIMC, with several stops along Hospital Avenue and Monash Avenue. Use the Transperth journey planner to plan your journey.

To plan your journey and for up-to-date transport information:

Train

The closest train station to PCH is Shenton Park, 2km away on the Fremantle line. At Shenton Park station, catch the 999 bus to the Hospital Avenue QEII Medical Centre stop.

You can also hop off the train at Elizabeth Quay Station and catch the 950, 103 or 24 bus, or Leederville Station and catch the 96 to the Hospital Avenue QEII Medical Centre stop.
Bicycle and walking

If you wish to walk or cycle to PCH, there are many pathways and cycle routes you can use and we provide bicycle racks close to the hospital’s main entry.

View the PCH map to locate the main entrance and the QEIIMC site map to locate more bicycle parking points on site.

 
For country residents

Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)

PATS provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible WA country residents who travel long distances to seek certain specialist medical services.

Find out more about how to apply for PATS here.

Look at the map

Take a look at our hospital map to find out where you can park, main entrances and more.

Loading dock deliveries

All medical, patient support services, food services and supply chain deliveries must be scheduled appointments between 6am and 4pm to access the PCH Loading Dock (accessible from Winthrop Avenue travelling north).

An appointment must be booked before you arrive.

Book your appointment

Book your Loading Dock appointment here before arriving at PCH.