Heidelberg train station is immediately opposite the Austin Hospital

Patients & visitors

In this section, you can find the following information:

Transport & parking - Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital


Parking at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital is:

  • free for the first 30 minutes
  • $4 for between 30 and 60 minutes
  • $5 for between one and four hours
  • $7 for between four and six hours
  • $10 for six hours or more or for a lost ticket (maximum daily rate)
  • $6 flat rate (coin operated machine) for the Bell St car park

Concession rates may apply for some categories of patients and visitors. Veterans with White and Gold DVA cards are eligible for free parking. For more information, see Car parking concessions.

With the exclusion of the Bell St car park, the car parks run on an automated system. Remember to take the ticket with you as you will need to pay at one of the pay stations prior to exiting.

Pay Station locations are marked on the parking tickets. No validation is available at point of exit.

Public car parks

There are designated patient drop off and pick up points located at Centaur Wing, North Wing, Flanders Wing, Radiation Oncology and Outpatients (Tobruk).

The public car parks at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital are:

 Car Park
 Access via  For Patients/Visitors to:
 (Tobruk Centre)

 Gate 10
 Banksia Street

 Gate 9
 Waterdale Road

 Banksia Central  Gate 10
 Banksia Street
 Outpatients, Centaur Wing, South Wing, Boronia Centre 
 Ash Grove  Gate 5
 Edwin Street

 Gate 9
 Waterdale Road
 Flanders Wing, Coral-Balmoral building, Health and
 Rehabilitation Centre, North Wing, Acacia Room 

 Health and 

 Gate 5
 Edwin Street
 Coral-Balmoral building, Health and Rehabilitation Centre
 Bell Street
 car park 
 Gate 8
 Waterdale Road

 Alternative daily parking available for a flat fee

 *Note - there is a walk required to all buildings

Staff shuttle bus

Austin Health runs a staff shuttle service between Austin Hospital and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

The shuttle bus is for Austin Health staff. It is not a service for patients or for the general public. Bus drivers are permitted to allow patients to use the bus service only when space allows it and where patients can safely and independently travel without mobility devices or luggage. Please be aware of these restictions.

The service runs Monday - Friday (except public holidays) from 6.15am until 6.30pm. Passengers must wear a seat belt at all times whilst the buses are in motion, as per road safety legislation.

The staff shuttle bus stop at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital is located on the corner of Acacia Street and Boronia Streets or near the public car park in Bell Street.  At Austin Hospital, it is on the forecourt of the Austin Hospital Tower.

Link to location maps


Ivanhoe train station, on the Hurstbridge Line, is a short bus journey away from the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. Visitors catching a Hurstbridge line train to Ivanhoe station may catch the number 548 - Kew (Cotham Road) - La Trobe University Bundoora bus from the station to Waterdale Road.

A number of other bus roures service the hospital.

Use Public Transport Victoria's journey planner to help plan your travel to Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

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