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The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Starlight Express Room/Ngunya Kuu

Starlight feature

Starlight Express Rooms are filled with fun and laughter and feel a world away from the reality of hospital. It's where Captain Starlight helps kids forget about everything they're going through and just be kids.

The Starlight Express Room at the Women's and Children's Hospital is a collaboration with the Starlight Children's Foundation Australia. For over 30 years, the Starlight Children's Foundation has used play, social connection and creativity to support children and young people in some of their toughest times and to positively change their healthcare experience.

The Kaurna name for the Starlight Express Room is Ngunya Kuu, which means "A place of fun for very sick children".

  • Starlight Express Room opening hours are 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Starlight Express Room is for paediatric patients of WCH and their siblings/family.
  • All children and young people need to be signed in by an adult.
  • Children under 8 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children 8 years and older who are paediatric patients of WCH or their siblings/family can be left in the Starlight Express Room for a limited time unaccompanied, however they must have medical approval to leave their ward and must be signed in by an adult prior to being left.
  • Starlight Express Room does not have access to toilet or change room facilities.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the Starlight Express Room.

For free online entertainment from the Starlight Foundation, children and parents can access

To find out more, visit their web site: