Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

For Patients and Visitors 

Car Parking


The WCH has two public car parks:

  • The Medical Centre Cark Park located in Kermode Street (adjacent to the Pedestrian crossing)
  • The Rogerson Car Park (entry from Brougham Place via the Emergency Department roadway).

Medical Centre Car Park

Kermode Street, North Adelaide (next to Memorial Hospital)

Casual car parking rates – Fee structure per day

0 - 1 hour.................................... $5.00

1 - 2 hours.................................. $7.00

2 - 3 hours.................................. $9.00

3 - 4 hours.................................. $10.00

4 - 5 hours.................................. $11.00

Over 5 hours............................... $16.00

The car park operates as a fully-automated system, requiring parkers to pay for their parking via a pay station upon returning to the car park to collect their vehicle. The pay station is located on the ground floor of the car park, just before the lifts. When their ticket has been validated, they have 15 minutes in which to exit the car park. The pay station does not accept 5 or 50 cent pieces.

Motorcycles / motor scooters / pushbikes are prohibited in the car park.

Height Clearance:

2.05 metres

Hours of Operation:

6.00am to 10.30pm – 7 days

Parking fines apply in this area.

Weekly Ticket

Parents and carers of long-term patients can purchase a weekly parking permit (Weekly Ticket) for the Medical Centre Car Park from the Transport Services Department at a cost of $38 per week which allows for 7 day access and egress during the opening hours of the car park.

The Transport Services Department is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm, excluding public holidays. Payment can be made by Cash, Visa or Master Card.

When purchasing a Weekly Ticket, you will be required to provide the registration details of any vehicles that will be accessing the car park.

Weekly Ticket holders are able to enter and exit the car park as often as they like between 6.00am to 10.30pm – 7 days.

If the Car Park is full, you must line-up and wait until a space becomes available. On busy days the waiting time can be extensive.

An Information sheet on ‘Conditions of Entry’ is available from the Transport Services Department.

Consumers who are staying with a patient in the Hospital can also leave their vehicle in the car park overnight if necessary.

More information including fees and exemptions are available on the metropolitan hospitals car parking web page or please contact the Women's and Children's Transport car parking officer for exemptions at our site.

You can contact the Transport Services Department on wchntransportservices@sa.gov.au or 8161 6081.

Disability spaces in the Medical Centre Car Park

If the car park is full, people with a disability parking permit issued by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure can contact the Transport Services Department on 8161 6081 between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and a staff member will arrange access and provide an entry ticket.

Rogerson Car Park

Brougham Place, North Adelaide

(Underneath Emergency Courtyard)

Casual car parking rates

Fee Structure:

$16.00 per entry  (Pay before you enter and Automatic exit 24 hours)

Height Clearance:

2.1 metres

Hours of Operation:

6.30 am to 11.00 pm – Every day

Maximum continuous parking 2 days – Car Park is under CCTV Surveillance.

Parking fines apply in this area.

Street parking

  • There are on street parking spaces in the vicinity of the Hospital. These are inspected regularly by the Adelaide City Council. To avoid a fine, try to allow sufficient time for your appointment.

PDF iconMap of parking around the hospital (709kb)

WCH page link iconTraffic restrictions during AFL matches at Adelaide Oval

Emergency parking

  • There is a 15 minute drop off area in the Emergency Courtyard. This area must only be accessed for dropping off patients who require treatment at the Emergency Department. Patient collection is not permitted in this area.
  • Parking fines apply in this area.

Picking up patients

  • There is a 15 minute drop off and pick up zone located at the front of the Queen Victoria Entrance, located between Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place. Delays may occur when patients are being admitted or discharged so please ensure that your vehicle is only brought to the zone when the discharge process has been completed. The drop off and pick up spaces are a very scarce resource and the Hospital is conscious that this resource must be able to be accessed in a fair and equitable manner by those members of the community who are in the most need. Parking fines apply in this area.

Disability car parking spaces around the hospital

  • There are disability car parking spaces located inside the Medical Centre Car Park and Rogerson Car Park.
  • The Adelaide City Council has provided 2 disability car parking spaces in Kermode Street near the entrance to the Hospital and 7 spaces located in Brougham Place.

Expiation notices

The hospitals incorporated under the Health Care Act 2008 ('the Act') have made by-laws pursuant to section 42 of the Act. The by-laws have been approved by the Minister and were confirmed by the Governor.

The by-laws seek to maintain public order and regulate traffic. Offences against the by-laws may be liable to a fine, which may be expiated by an expiation fee. Offences against Part B – Public Order, including smoking on the hospital grounds, may attract a fine of $1000, expiated by a $200 fee. Offences against Part C – Regulation of Traffic may attract a fine of $200, expiated by a $50 fee.

The by-laws will be enforced by authorised officers. Authorised officers consist of members of the South Australian police force, and any person or class of persons appointed by the Chief Executive Officers of the incorporated hospitals. To review the full text please click on link below:

PDF iconBy-laws for incorporated hospitals (692kb)

last modified: 24 Jul 2019