Limited parking is available in the RMH City Campus car park. The car park is open 7 days a week, 6am to 9pm. If you are a regular visitor, a reduced parking rate is available.

The car park fills quickly early in the day, so consider visiting later in the day (if you can), using one of the other local car parks or using public transport to come to the hospital:

The entrance to the car park is on Royal Parade. Look for the Greenco Parking sign.

Metro Tunnel project

Construction of the Metro Tunnel may cause some delays for you coming to or leaving the hospital. From Thursday 22 February 2018, Grattan Street will be closed to traffic between Royal Parade and Leicester Street. Read more about the Parkville Station works. Please visit the Metro Tunnel website before you travel to get up to date information on road closures.

Opening hours

The car park is open everyday, 6am - 9pm.

If you need help, the car park office is staffed Monday - Friday, 7am - 8:30pm, except public holidays. An intercom button is available 24 hours a day at the entrance and exits to the car park.

Even if the car park is closed, cars can still leave the car park. The shutters will open once you've validated your ticket at the boom gates near the exit.


The fees for the car park are listed below, but reduced concession rates for parking are available. Ticket machines accept cash (coins and notes) and credit cards with a surcharge (Visa and MasterCard 2 per cent, Amex 3 per cent).

Parking durationFee
First 30 minutesFree
30 minutes to 1 hour$10
1 - 2 hours$16
2 - 3 hours$22
3 - 4 hours$28
4 - 5 hours$30
Daily maximum$35
Weekends$10 flat rate
Night rates$10 enter after 5pm, exit before 6am

Concession rates for parking

We offer concession parking at a discounted rate - see the table below to see if you are eligible.

Please ask your nurse unit manager or the department you are visiting for a concession parking form and present it at the car park office.

How am I eligible?ConcessionWhat do I need to do?Parking fee
Patients staying 3 days or more at the hospitalLong term patientsAsk your nurse unit manager or the department your appointment is at for a concessional parking form. Please complete the form before you leave on your first visit$11 per visit
3 or more visits to the hospital in a weekMultiple visiting patientsAsk your nurse unit manager or the department your appointment is at for a concessional parking form. Please complete the form before you leave on your first visit$15 per visit
All pension and healthcare cardholders Present your card to the car park office $12 per visit

Coming to the car park more than once on the same day

Special circumstances

Ask your nurse unit manager or the department your appointment is at for a "Special circumstances permit". Please complete the form before you leave on your first visit

Ask the car park staff for fee information

Concession permits are valid for one week from the date of issue. Each family is entitled to one permit.

If you cannot use stairs

There are no lifts in the car park - if you are not able to use the stairs, try parking on level 2 of the car park, which goes directly through to the ground level entrance for the hospital.

If you need to drop off or pick up a patient, use the drop off point near the car park office on level 2. Access to this area is via the intercom located at the staff entry gate. Press the intercom button and ask to be let through.

Disabled parking

There are disabled parking bays in the car park. You can use the drop off point near the car park cashier's window on level 2 of the car park. Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the volunteer’s desk in the hospitals' central lift foyer if you need one.

Limited parking is available for people with a disabled parking permit outside the main entrance in Grattan Street.

Street parking

Street parking is available in the surrounding streets and is metered Monday through to Saturday afternoon. Check signs for details. The Street Parking in Melbourne app for Android and iOS can also assist with parking restrictions for local streets.

Other local car parking

There are a number of private car parking facilities available near the hospital.

For more information, visit Parkopedia.

Drop off and pick up on Grattan Street for the Transit Lounge

You can be dropped off or picked up from our Transit Lounge. The lounge is open from 8am to 6:15pm.

There is free 20 minute parking outside the Transit Lounge, entry off Grattan Street, between the main entrance and emergency department entrance.

More information

For information about available car parking spaces, call the Car Park office.

For more information about the car park hours, fees and location, visit Greenco Parking.

Parking at the Royal Park Campus

Are you going to Royal Park Campus? Different rates apply - find out more about parking near the Royal Park Campus.


Map of the City Campus
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