Parking and transport2023-01-24T16:41:28+10:00

We wish to inform patients and visitors that the lifts in the Point Parking Car Park (multi-story car park on Butterfield Street) are currently out of order as a result of flood damage. While the repairs are underway, we advise that patients with mobility issues should park on level 3 of the car park which links directly to the hospital. Alternately, patients can be dropped off outside the main entrance to RBWH.

Point Parking are working hard to restore the lifts as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A roaming buggy service is available with pick-up points at the lifts on each level to assist car park users who have difficulty using stairs to access the hospital.

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    Parking at RBWH

    There are 3 multi-storey undercover carparks available on the campus. As they are privately owned, charges will apply at each carpark.  Visit their websites for current fee rates and opening times.

    There is no complimentary parking for visitors on the hospital grounds. Parking around the Herston area and the hospital complex is regulated and nearby streets are mostly local residents only. Some metered parking is available.

    Concessional parking

    Patients or their primary carer may be eligible for discounted parking where commercial car parking fees apply.

    You may be eligible for car parking concessions under the following criteria:

    Extended Stay

    You have an extended stay requiring treatment as an inpatient (you are staying in hospital for the duration of your treatment) for fourteen (14) consecutive days or longer.

    A RBWH Concessional Car Parking Application Form will be available from the ward administration officer. Instructions on how to complete the form and where to submit will also be provided.

    Frequent outpatient

    You have frequent outpatient (you attend hospital for an appointment and then go home) appointments where you attend hospital two (2) or more times per week for two (2) weeks or longer.

    A RBWH Concessional Car Parking Application Form will be available from an outpatient clinic administration staff member. Instructions on how to complete the form and where to submit will also be provided.

    Financial hardship and special considerations

    You have financial hardship or special considerations. If you do not fit into one of the above categories, you may be able to apply for special needs.

    The above information is to be used in conjunction with the Metro North Hospital Car Parking – Patient and Primary Carer Car Parking Concessions Policy and the RBWH Parking – Patient and Primary Carer Parking Concessions Procedure

    On-campus parking

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital


    RBWH Carpark (Point Parking)

    Location: 20 Butterfield Street, next to the Ned Hanlon building
    This is the closest carpark to the main entrance of the hospital.  Visitor entry and exit is via Butterfield Street or the circular drive at the main entrance.  An undercover walkway links this carpark to level 1 of the Ned Hanlon building
    Contact: (07) 3252 4333

    Royal Brisbane Carpark (Cornerstone Parking)

    Location: 43 Butterfield Street, Herston QLD 4006
    This carpark is located across the road from the main hospital, but within easy walking distance. Entry and exit is via Butterfield Street.
    Contact: (07) 3252 4333

    Herston Road Carpark (Cornerstone Parking)

    Location: 325 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006Located at the junction of Gilchrist Avenue and Herston Road.  This carpark is the closest to the mental health building, Block 7, Education Centre and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
     (07) 3034 0511. For Monthly Parking please call (07) 3034 0531

    Bramston Terrace Carpark (Point Parking)

    Location: Bramston Terrace (off Herston Road)
    (07) 3257 2778

    Disabled parking

    We have facilities to assist people with disabilities accessing the hospital. This includes:

    • Reserved disabled parking bays in car parks
    • Dedicated drop off zone at the front of the hospital for disabled parking. Please ask for assistance from a volunteer if you need to borrow a wheel chair
    • Lifts are throughout the hospital for easy transport
    • Disabled toilets are located on every floor. Please ask staff if you need further directions.

    Pick up and drop off zone

    There are 2 minute pick up/drop off areas for patients and visitors in the hospital grounds.  They are located:

    • In front of the main entrance of the hospital (of Butterfield Street)
    • Outside the entry to the Joyce Twedell Building
    • The entry to the Mental Health Unit.

    People exceeding this two-minute limit may be fined. Parking fines apply for illegal parking in the hospital grounds.

    Surrounding parking

    Brisbane Showgrounds

    O’Connell Terrace – The Pavilion Car Park
    Location: Gate 5 off O’Connell Terrace, Bowen Hills
    Contact: (07) 3253 3900
    Open: 24 hours, Monday – Sunday

    Wren Street Carpark – PriPark

    Location: Wren Street, Bowen Hills
    Contact: 1300 720 53
    Open: 24 hours, Monday – Sunday

    Gregory Terrace – Royal International Convention Centre

    Location: 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
    Contact: (07) 3253 3900
    Open: 5am – midnight, Monday – Friday

    Parking around the Herston area and the hospital complex is regulated. There is no parking for visitors on the hospital grounds. Some metered parking in surrounding streets is available.

    Public transport

    Bus station

    There is a bus station located next to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Find out what buses stop at the hospital or search through the Translink journey planner

    Train station

    The nearest train stations are Brunswick Street station in Fortitude Valley or Bowen Hills station. Both stations are about 1km walk to Central Drive at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

    Directions from Brunswick Street Station

    Direction from Bowen Hills Station

    For timetable information, call the TransLink Hotline on 131 230 or visit


    A taxi rank is located at the main entrance to the hospital.  This rank is close to the transit lounge and admission desk for the hospital. On request, the Ward Receptionist will telephone for a taxi to call for you at the transit lounge.

    Free taxi phones are available in main reception areas including:

    • Ground Floor Ned Hanlon building (Admission Desk)
    • Level 4 Joyce Twedell Building (Cancer Care Admissions)
    • Ground Floor Dr James Mayne Building (near Emergency)

    Cycle Centre

    RBWH Cycle Centre provides members and casual visitors with:

    • 750 secure bike parking spaces
    • male and female shower facilities
    • secure lockers
    • towel service
    • ironing facilities and hair dryers
    • air-conditioned premises
    • security, including electronic entry for members and CCTV.

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