Getting here & parking
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is located across the road from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Missenden Road, Camperdown, just three kilometres from the Sydney CBD. It’s easy to get here on foot, by car or using public transport.
Picking up & dropping off
Please feel free to use the 15-minute drop-off zone at the front entrance on Salisbury Road.
Parking at Lifehouse
The most convenient place to park is in the Lifehouse car park. Enter via Salisbury Road and turn left into Susan Street (the entry to the car park is signposted). This car park includes direct access to the lifts, which can take you to all the floors of the Lifehouse building.
Parking for patients (or carers driving them) is capped at a maximum charge of $25 for 5 hours.
Patients who are in treatment at Radiation Oncology have access to free parking spaces.
In order to receive subsidised parking, please validate your ticket at the Lifehouse reception before leaving. Patients have 15 minutes to leave the car park after validation. One ticket validated per appointment.
Patients or carers:
0-0.5 Hours FREE
0.5-1 Hours $5.00
1-2 Hours $10.00
3-4 Hours $15.00
4-5 hours $20.00
5+ Hours $25.00
$10 per hour (uncapped)
Unfortunately, we cannot provide subsidised parking for visitors, or for patients attending appointments at places other than Lifehouse.
Other parking options
- If you wish to park for longer than 7 hours, the Secure Parking Prince Alfred Hospital car park is capped at $12 (more for shorter stays). Please call Secure Parking on 1300 727 483 for the most up-to-date rates.
- The King George V car park, located on Missenden Road, offers concession rates (first 3 hours free, after that $5.50 per visit) for patients and carers attending a course of treatment that lasts longer than a week. To access concession parking, download and fill in this form with the help of a Lifehouse clinical staff member. Then, take it to the security office just inside the main entrance at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to have the parking validated.
Travelling by train
If you live on a train line, you might prefer to come to Lifehouse by train. The nearest station is Newtown Station. It’s about a 15 minute walk between Lifehouse and the station.
Otherwise, Lifehouse offers a free shuttle bus for patients to and from Central Station every half an hour. Click for the Timetable.
Travelling by bus
It’s easy to get to Lifehouse using public buses. For detailed information about timetables, fares and bus stop locations, go to www.sydneybuses.info or call 131 500.
Bus route 412 stops outside the main entrance of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, directly opposite Lifehouse. The 412 starts at King Street Wharf and travels down George Street and Parramatta Road before turning into Missenden Road where Lifehouse is located. It then travels on through the suburbs of Camperdown, Petersham, Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Earlwood and Clemton Park before finishing its run at Campsie Station.
Also check bus routes that run along Parramatta Road or Missenden Road including: 436, 438, 439, 440, 422, 423, 426 and 428.
Bus routes 436, 438, 439 and 440 run from Circular Quay up Parramatta Road before travelling on to Chiswick, Abbotsford, Mortlake and Rozelle.
Need help getting here?
Speak to one of your care team.
If you are unable to get to Lifehouse either by driving yourself or catching public transport, one of our Lifehouse Volunteer Drivers may be able to help you.
To find out more, call (02) 8514 0000.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE*: In response to the evolving Covid19 health emergency, the Lifehouse shuttle bus will not be running for the foreseeable future in order to protect the health of our patients and volunteers.
If you don’t have your own means of transport or are too unwell to access public transport, there is help available through some local community transport providers. These cover a range of suburbs across Sydney. There is eligibility criteria, and please note some do charge a small fee. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Click here to view the list of providers.