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    The main entrance to the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) is located on the Ground Floor, 296 Herston Road, Herston.

    An information sheet about the parking and transport options is available.

    Pick up and drop off zone

    A two-minute drop-off zone is available at the main entrance of STARS. People exceeding this two-minute limit may be fined. Fines apply for parking illegally.

    For patients requiring companion/ advocate/ support person assistance, short-term designated parking is available at the rear of STARS.

    Volunteers are available to guide patients from the main entrance drop-off zone to their destination within STARS.

    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 controlled. Some metered parking is available on streets near STARS.

    STARS Car Park

    450 paid car parking spaces are located beneath the STARS building and will be available for staff, patients, visitors and families.

    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.

    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.

    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. You will be referred to the relevant social worker for the department for assessment and a decision.

    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 STARS Parking – Patient and Primary Carer Parking Concessions Procedure.

    Applying for Concessional Parking

    If you meet any of the above criteria, patients and/or primary carers can submit their completed Concessional Car Parking Application Form to the STARS Trust Office, located on the Ground Floor adjacent to Main Reception. If the application is approved, a STARS concessional car parking approval card will be given to the patient or primary carer.

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    Disabled parking

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

    • 30 disabled and short-term parking bays.
    • Dedicated drop off zone at the front of the hospital. Please ask for assistance from a volunteer if you need to borrow a wheelchair.
    • Lifts are located throughout the hospital for easy transport
    • Wheelchair accessible toilets are located within STARS. Please ask staff if you need directions.

    Privately owned car parks

    There are no complimentary parking spots available near STARS.

    Three multi-storey undercover car parks are available within the Herston Health Precinct.

    Visit their websites for current fee rates and opening times.

    Point Parking Carpark

    Location: 296 Herston Rd HERSTON QLD 4029
    450 paid car parking spaces are located beneath the STARS building and are available for staff, patients, visitors and families.

    Bramston Terrace Point Parking Carpark

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

    Cornerstone Parking Pty Ltd

    Location: 325 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006
    Located 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

    Surrounding parking

    Two additional car parks are located adjacent to the Herston Health Precinct:

    Brisbane Showgrounds, O’Connell Tce

    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

    Royal International Convention Centre, Gregory Tce

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

    Public transport

    Bus stations

    Two busways and two bus stations are located at Herston, with streets near STARS serviced by bus routes including:

    • Herston Busway (opposite STARS) – buses including 66, 333 and 330 service this stop regularly.
    • RBWH Busway – buses including the 375 and 340 service this stop regularly.
    • Bramston Terrace at Weightman Street Stop 9.
    • Herston Road near Bramston Terrace.

    Train stations

    The nearest train stations are Fortitude Valley Station or Bowen Hills Station. Both stations are about a 1-2km (or a 20 minute) walk to STARS.

    From 2024, the Cross River Rail project will provide rail services to Exhibition Station all year round.

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


    “Taxi Butler” buttons are located at the STARS Main Reception for public use and convenience when requesting a taxi.

    Community transport

    Below are some options for community transport. Please visit the community service website for more information and booking details.

    Distances to STARS

    Herston Bus Station
    1-2 min walk – 75m

    RBWH Bus Station
    7 min walk – 550m

    Bowen Hills Train Station
    19 min walk – 1.5km

    STARS Parking

    Point Parking Bramston Terrace
    2 min walk – 150m

    Cornerstone Car Park Herston Rd
    3-5 min walk – 200m

    RNA Showgrounds, The Pavillion Car Park
    9-10 min walk – 700m

    Point parking RBWH
    10-12 min walk – 650m (Through the RBWH campus)

    Point parking RBWH
    10-12 min walk – 900m (Around the RBWH campus)

    Cornerstone Parking Butterfield Street
    12-15 min walk – 850m (Through the RBWH campus)

    Cornerstone Parking Butterfield Street
    12-15 min walk – 1.0km (Around the RBWH campus)

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