Construction of the Metro Tunnel may cause some delays for you coming to or leaving the hospital.

Remember to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time to get to the hospital. Follow the signage and traffic controllers in the area.

Are you heading to the RMH Parkville?

Metro Tunnel Road Works may impact your journey into the hospital:

  • There will be ongoing Metro Tunnel works in Grattan Street, resulting in reduced public carpark and drop-off bays.
  • The footpath along Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will be temporarily closed. There will be pedestrian diversions in place to help you navigate.
  • From 6 September, the Grattan Street west mid-block pedestrian crossing will close and be replaced by the north-south Grattan Street pedestrian crossing at Royal Parade/Elizabeth Street.
  • The southbound service lane in Royal Parade will be closed from 10 May for works. There may be increased congestion along Royal Parade as a result (especially in the morning).

Patients, consumers and carers are encouraged to plan ahead during this time to avoid delays or missed appointments.

Access to the hospital, buildings and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Long-term changes to access and parking

While the Parkville Station entrances around the Royal Melbourne Hospital are being built, there are long-term changes to access and parking:

  • From March 2021, the Elizabeth Street and Royal Parade northbound service lane (between the Haymarket intersection and Story Street) is partially closed to construct the future Parkville Station entrances
  • There will be Metro Tunnel road works happening along south of Grattan Street from early June 2023 to late 2023. This means there are several altered traffic arrangements:
    • The footpath on the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade, in front of the RMH, will reopen
    • The northern east-west pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Royal Parade and Grattan Street will reopen
    • The Grattan Street eastbound lane, between Flemington Road and Royal Parade, will temporarily reopen to maintain hospital drop-off and pick-up, and access for emergency services, replacing the U-turn manoeuvre
    • Vehicles and cyclists will be able to travel eastbound on Grattan Street from Flemington Road and turn left onto Royal Parade. There will be no right-hand turn onto Elizabeth Street from Grattan Street
  • There will be no access to Grattan Street from Royal Parade or Elizabeth Street

Find out more at Metro Tunnel: Parkville Station.

During this time, patients, consumers and visitors can be assured that:

  • Drop-off and pickup zones will be maintained on Grattan Street outside the main hospital entrance and Emergency Department
  • Access to hospitals, hospital car park, and ambulances will be maintained at all times 
  • There are various pedestrian detours throughout the area with signage to help you get to where you want to be
Melbourne tram

Planning your journey

Call or visit Public Transport Victoria to find out more about public transport (metropolitan and regional train, tram, bus and coach services and bookings).

Use Public Transport Victoria's journey planner to help you get to the RMH.

Links & documents

Metro Tunnel: Parkville Station
Parkville Station connects this world-class education, health and research precinct to the rail network for the first time, and includes station entrances on the doorstep of The University of Melbourne and some of Victoria's biggest hospitals.
The RMH site upgrade works
We're getting ready for the future

We have an exciting future ahead at the RMH, with works underway to grow and improve our facilities so that we can continue to care for our community when it matters most.

Last updated 04 September 2023