Transport & Parking

Canterbury Hospital is situated on Thorncraft Parade, just off Canterbury Road, and is well serviced by local public transport routes and on-site parking.

Transport Access Guide

For more information on available transport to Canterbury Hospital, please refer to our Transport Access Guide.

Transport & Parking

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Transport Access Guide.

Transport & Parking


Underground parking is available onsite, however charges do apply. This parking facility is currently operated privately by Metro Parking.

Two hour parking spaces are available in streets surrounding the hospital. There is no general parking within the hospital grounds.

There are limited disabled parking spaces outside the main entrance, in the hospital grounds and in the underground car park. For assistance please phone 9787 0000.

Concession parking

Concession parking rates are available from 1 July 2017 for eligible patients and their carers when parking in the underground car park.

Eligible patients and carers are those holding a concession card or requiring long term hospitalisation or regular treatment at Canterbury, as outlined below. A carer is a person providing ongoing support to a family member, neighbour or friend who needs assistance during their course of treatment.

Concession parking is available for eligible patients / carers / visitors

0-3 hours


1 exit only


3 day ticket*


7 day ticket*


*Allows multiple entries and exits in this period. Parking spaces are subject to availability and no refunds will be issued.

Concession card holders

  • Holders of a RMS issued Mobility Parking Scheme Permit.
  • Holders of a Blue Pensioner Concession Card.
  • Holders of a Gold Veterans Affairs Card
  • Holders of a Health Care Card.

How to claim

The above eligible patients or carers must present their concession card, photo identification and original parking entry ticket to the Hospital Information Desk to validate their ticket for the concession rate prior to exiting the car park.

Other eligible concessions

  • Ongoing cancer treatment patients.
  • Patients and their carers who are required to attend the hospital for a course of treatment over a period of time greater than one week.
  • Patients and their carers attending more frequently than twice weekly, including carers of long term patients who visit frequently.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation education and exercise class attendees.
  • Daily dressing outpatients.
  • Health promotion education class attendees.

How to claim

The above eligible patients or carers must present a completed Concession Parking Ticket Authorisation Form signed by a staff member from their treating team confirming their eligibility. Copies of these forms will be available from your treating service or at the Hospital Information Desk.

The signed form must then be presented the Hospital Information Desk to validate the parking ticket for the concession rate prior to exiting the car park.

Community Transport

More information

The Hospital Information Desk is available 7am to 11.30pm every day to approve forms and validate parking. 3 and 7 day tickets must be issued from the Parking Office in the underground car park, available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

For further information please visit the Hospital Information Desk or call 9787 0000.