South West Healthcare (SWH) is committed to offering accessible car parking facilities for the convenience of our patients, carers, visitors and staff (subject to availability).
In addition to an abundance of free, on street, time limited (2P) car parking located around the hospital precinct, SWH also have car parking available beneath the hospital in an underground carpark (with entry from Timor Street) A small fee is payable prior to exit from the underground car park and all revenue raised through car parking is used to replace patient equipment within the facility and is also allocated to improving direct patient care and the patient experience.
The underground car park is open seven days a week. Parking fees are displayed at the entrance to the car park (and are outlined in the table below)
To enter the car park, just take a ticket from the ticket machine and wait for the boom gate to open before entering. The maximum height clearance for the car park is 2.7 metres.
How do I pay?
You will need to pay for your parking before returning to your vehicle. Patients, Carers, Visitors and Staff can pay for parking using the Automated Pay Station which is located directly opposite the lifts on level B1 of the underground car park. Parking rates are as follows as of 1st July 2015*:
|Normal hourly rates||Healthcare & Pension card rates|
|0 to 30 mins||No charge||No charge|
|30 mins to 1 hour||$1.00||$1.00|
|2-3 hours||$4.00||$2.00 Flat Rate|
|3-4 hours||$6.00||$3.00 Flat Rate|
|4-24 hours||$8.00||$4.00 Flat Rate|
All prices include GST Payment at the automated pay station is by cash, Master Card and Visa Card.
Pension & Healthcare Card Holders
To obtain the $2.00 Flat Rate, you must get your entry ticket validated prior to payment by presenting it at the main reception desk located on the Ground Floor, Timor Street building (8am to 6pm M-F)
No Student Concessions are available.
If you lose your ticket, you will need to pay a full day rate of $8.00
SWH has made a number of provisions to meet the needs of our patients and their families/carers in need. Patients, carers or relatives attending the hospital on a regular basis or demonstrating financial hardship may be granted a standard hospital discounted flat rate based on the following criteria:-
If you, your carer or relative would like to apply for a discount and meet the above criteria then please contact SWH Retail Services Coordinator on 5564 4117 (9-5 M-F)
SWH is committed to ensuring our services are accessible to everyone requiring our assistance and provides several areas on the Warrnambool Base Hospital site where patients and visitors can be “dropped off”. These zones are located outside the Main Entrance to Hospital (Ryot St) & the Front Entrance to The Warrnambool Community Health Centre (Koroit Street) and are subject to the following restrictions:
All vehicles are parked at the owners’ own risk. SWH will not accept liability for any damage to, or loss of property from, any vehicle parked in the car parks or for personal injuries incurred by users of the car parks.
SWH has ten (10) designated disabled car park bays located around the hospital precinct with five (5) located on Ryot St (directly outside the main entrance) and another five (5) located just inside the entrance to Warrnambool Community Health (enter from Koroit Street) Vehicles must display a valid Blue Disabled Permit, and must park in designated disabled bays.
There are also two (2) designated disabled bays located in the underground car park
‘Parents with Prams’ parking is available in the same locations as disabled parking.