Western Australia Children

Perth Children’s Hospital

Location: 15 Hospital Avenue Nedlands, Western Australia 6009

PCH Switchboard: (08) 6456 2222


Hospital Map
Amenities and Facilities
Outpatients Clinics

Travelling to and from Perth Children’s Hospital:

PCH is located on Hospital Avenue in Nedlands, just six kilometres from the city on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC) site, which also includes Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

It’s accessible by car, public transport or bicycle and walking.

For country residents

If you live more than 100km outside of the Perth metropolitan area, you may be eligible for a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation in Perth under the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS). You must apply for PATS before you arrive in Perth for your child’s appointment.

Find out more about PATS here.

Once you’re here

The Stitches’ Shuttle courtesy buggy is available to help transport patients, and families between the QEII Medical Centre multideck car park (at pillars A and D) and PCH’s main entrance between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Pick-ups can be requested by calling 0436 595 295.

Click the following links to view transport options:

  • Set Down Areas
  • Parking
  • Private Patient Parking
  • Concession Patient Parking 
  • Taxis
    • You can call for a taxi on phones in the corridor between the Atrium and Emergency Department on Ground Level.There is 15-minute patient set down parking near the main entrance of PCH and the Emergency Department where you can be collected.

      There is also a taxi rank outside Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (E Block) on Hospital Avenue. Taxi phones are also located at this rank.

  • Bus
  • Train
    • The closest train station to PCH is Shenton Park, 2km away on the Fremantle line. At Shenton Park station, catch the 999 bus to the Hospital Avenue QEII Medical Centre stop.You can also hop off the train at Elizabeth Quay Station and catch the 950, 103 or 24 bus, or Leederville Station and catch the 96 to the Hospital Avenue QEII Medical Centre stop.
  • Bicycling and Walking
    • If you wish to walk or cycle to PCH, there are many pathways and cycle routes you can use, and we provide bicycle racks close to the hospital’s main entrance.View the PCH map to locate the main entrance and the QEIIMC site map to discover more bicycle parking points on site.

Location of critical departments at Perth Children’s Hospital

Emergency Department – The emergency department entry is located on Hospital Avenue, Nedlands.

Outpatient Departments – When you receive your appointment letter, the clinic you will be attending will be printed on the letter. This map shows you where in the hospital, different clinics are located.

Family Resource Center – Located near the northern entrance on Ground Level, the Family Resource Centre (FRC) is a relaxing place for families to visit during their child’s outpatient appointment or stay in hospital.

Managed through a partnership between the Child and Adolescent Health Service and Ronald McDonald House Charities WA (RMHC WA), the Family Resource Centre has friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers to assist parents and carers with any queries, practical support and assistance they may need.

It also offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Computer and internet access
  • Television
  • Kitchen and dining facilities, including a microwave and high chair
  • A child and adolescent changing facility
  • Mobile phone and device charging station
  • PEG feeding facilities
  • Private parenting room
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Free resources and information about child health and wellbeing
  • Free tea and coffee.

Kalparrin is also located in the Family Resource Centre, providing information, resources, peer support and family events for parents raising children with disability, developmental delay, genetic, chronic medical or health conditions.

Kulunga Moort Mia – Kulunga Moort Mia is a culturally sensitive space where Aboriginal families can rest or make refreshments during their hospital visit.

Run by Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia, Kulunga Moort Mia is located next to the Family Resource Centre on Ground Level at the northern end of PCH.

Developed in consultation with the CAHS Aboriginal Health Leadership and Advisory Committee (AHLAC), the lounge provides a space for families to meet with PCH’s Aboriginal Liaison Officers for support and information about services.


On the Ground Level near the northern entrance.


Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.


Accommodation Near Princess Margaret Hospital Perth

Ronald McDonald House  21 MONASH AVENUE, NEDLANDS WA 6009 PH: 08 9346 9000


Fun on Four

Run by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation as part of its ongoing partnership with the Child and Adolescent Health Service, kids of all ages can:

  • play video games
  • create arts and crafts
  • have their face painted
  • watch the latest movie releases in the bean bag cinema
  • play outside in our playground
  • read a book in the Book bunker.

Staff and volunteers from Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation are on-hand and encourage you to get involved in daily activities in the Fun on Four area. For the full week’s schedule, look under ‘What’s on’ in the Patient Entertainment System (PES).

For your safety, please ensure you are practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Please also be aware that there will be limits in place on the number of people in Fun on Four at any one time.

Opening hours

Patients and their families can visit Fun on Four between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am and 2 pm on weekends. Fun on Four is closed on public holidays.

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Co-located on Level 4 in Fun on Four is the Starlight Express Room. Join Captain Starlight and:

  • play video games
  • enjoy arts and crafts
  • get your face painted
  • watch and be a part of Starlight TV
  • watch a movie.

After 4 pm, the Starlight room turns into Livewire, where visitors aged 12 years and older can go to take a break from the wards and participate in fun, age-appropriate activities and workshops for older kids. For patients who are unable to leave their rooms, Captain Starlight and Livewire can visit you on the wards.

Opening hours

The Starlight Express Room

Captain Starlight

  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3.30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 1 pm to 3.30 pm


  • Monday to Friday, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Saturday, closed

On the wards

Captain Starlight

  • Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, from 9 am to 3.30 pm
  • Saturday to Sunday, 9 am to 12 pm


  • Monday to Friday, Sunday, from 1 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Saturday, closed

Outdoor Play Space

Our outdoor recreational space at PCH includes the Family outdoor play area on Level 4 and the green space outside the northern entrance on Ground Level.
Kids can play outside in the Family outdoor area, which includes:

  • a therapy garden
  • climbing walls
  • music garden with musical instruments to play
  • amphitheatre
  • play equipment
  • a sensory garden
  • wheelchair-friendly ramps.

The gardens of the northern greenspace, located between the hospital’s north entrance and the QEII Medical Centre multi-deck carpark, feature native plants and trees, as well as areas to sit and relax.


Other services in WA

Genetic Services of Western Australia –   http://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/services/genetics/

Therapy Focus – Therapy Focus is one of Australia’s leading providers of professional therapy services. Since incorporation as a not-for-profit organisation in 1998, Therapy Focus has grown to become one of Western Australia’s largest disability service providers, delivering quality services to more than 2,500 children and adults with a range of disabilities.

Therapy Focus employs more than 250 staff including allied health certified speech pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and social workers who work closely with families, schools, carers and the community.

Therapy Focus is a registered service provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia. http://therapyfocus.org.au/

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