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

Set down areas
There are patient set down or drop off/pick up bays outside the PCH main entrance and Emergency Department

These bays are available for 15 minutes or ACROD permit holders for 30 minutes.

Patient set down area map at PCH

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

Basement carpark at PCH (open 24/7)

  • 300 visitor bays.
  • Entry: From the southern end of Hospital Avenue.
  • Best access to: Emergency Department and the inpatient wards (via the Green lifts).
  • ACROD bays: 25 are available (please display your permit) with a 2.5m overhead clearance.

QEIIMC multi-deck carpark (open 24/7)

  • 1,270 visitor bays (both for staff and public).
  • Entry: From the traffic lights on Winthrop Avenue.
  • Best access to: The main Outpatient departments, Family Resource Centre and the Yellow lifts.
  • ACROD bays: 70 bays are available (please display your permit) with a 3.4m overhead clearance.
  • Motorcycle parking also is available (Ground Level).

Visitor car park 7 (open 8am – 4pm)

  • Entry: From either direction on Hospital Avenue.
  • ACROD bays: Bays for ACROD vehicles over 3.4m.
  • Motorcycle parking is also available.

QEIIMC map

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

PCH carparks

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.

 
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 need assistance getting from the QEII multi-storey carpark to the PCH Main Entrance, you can jump aboard the free buggy, Stitches Shuttle.

Just call 0436 595 295 for collection Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

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

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.