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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 5 August 2021
Acknowledgement
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.

The main campus of the WCH is located at 72 King William Road North Adelaide, approximately one kilometre from the city. There are car parks and entrances to the Hospital on Kermode Street and the corner of Brougham Place and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue.

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is located at 72 King William Road North Adelaide, approximately one kilometre from the city. There are entrances to the hospital on Kermode Street and the corner of Brougham Place and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, with car parks near both entrances.

Getting here

From the city

The WCH is a 15-minute walk from the city centre along King William Road. You can catch any bus heading north along King William Road except express buses, marked with an "S" or "X" .

Arriving by coach

If you travel by coach from the country or interstate, you will arrive at Adelaide Bus Station in Franklin Street. There is a taxi rank at the bus station and it should take less than 10 minutes to get to the Hospital.

From Adelaide Airport

If you fly to Adelaide, catch the Skylink Airport Shuttle to Stop 13 (Hotel Adelaide). The Hospital is a 500-metre walk south along King William Road.

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme

Through the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS), eligible country patients and their designated caregiver / support worker may be reimbursed for some travel and accommodation costs. This applies when SA families need to travel more than 100 kilometres (each way) to receive specialist medical treatment not available at a closer centre.

For more information, go to the PATS page on the SA Health website.

Getting around Adelaide

Timetable information

Bus, train, tram and O'Bahn timetables are available from:

  • Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace, just west of King William Road (next to Sky City Casino)
  • Passenger Transport Information Centre on the corner of King William and Currie Streets (Monday–Saturday 8:00am–6:00pm, Sunday 10.30am–5.30pm.

Alternatively, for timetable information:

  • Call Passenger Transport Infoline on 8210 1000 between 7:00am–8:00pm

Where to buy your bus or train ticket

metroCARD (10 trips) can be purchased at the Hospital Cafe. Single trip tickets can be purchased from Adelaide Railway Station, and selected supermarkets, newsagencies and delicatessens, or from the bus driver. metroCARD and single tickets can both be used on buses, trains, trams and the O-Bahn Busway

Bus stops

Bus stops near the hospital are located on King William Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue.

Taxis

There is a taxi rank on Kermode Street near the entrance to the Hospital. There are Freecall taxi phones in the Kermode Street and Queen Victoria Building foyers.

Adelaide Free City Connector Bus

The free City Connector bus service runs on two loops – an inner city loop and an extended loop around North Adelaide

Route 98A and 98C link the city and North Adelaide every 30 minutes, seven days a week and routes 99A and 99C link the main city destinations every 30 minutes on weekdays.

Visit the Adelaide Metro website for more details.

Traffic and parking restrictions during Adelaide Oval events

There may be temporary road closures and traffic congestion in North Adelaide around the Women's and Children's Hospital during events at the Adelaide Oval, including concerts, AFL games and cricket matches.

You should be prepared for potential delays, and in an emergency call 000.

Please obey all traffic signs in place before and after any events, and talk to a Traffic Marshal in an emergency if you need an alternative route to get to the hospital.

Families and patients presenting to the hospital during these times, should drive to the Rogerson Car Park (off Brougham Place), as there may be possible parking shortages and traffic congestion at the Kermode Street Car Park.

Visit the City of Adelaide website for information about temporary road closures and parking restrictions during events held at Adelaide Oval.

For more information about upcoming events visit the Adelaide Oval website.