Parking and transport
Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is the centrepiece of the new Sunshine Coast Health Campus at Birtinya.
To cater for the increase in visitors to the area, a precinct-wide solution has been implemented to provide a range of transport and parking options for all users of the facilities located on the Sunshine Coast Health Campus.
Parking at SCUH is safe, secure and easy to use with about 3500 spaces available for patients, visitors, staff and volunteers. Facilities include two multi-storey car parks, short-term parking, drop-off zones and ground-level parking.
The best parking for SCUH is in P1. Public parking is available on levels G, M and 1 with direct access to the hospital via the Level 1 link bridge. Staff parking is available on levels 2-5.
P1 has dedicated parking for:
- small cars – 202 spaces
- motorcycles – 32 spaces
- electric vehicles – 150 spaces
- people with a disability - 148 spaces
The best parking for Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital is in P2 or the ground-level P3 car park near the private hospital’s northern entrance. Vehicles that are more than 2.2m in height must use the P3 ground-level car park, due to height restrictions in P1 and P2.
Parking operates on a user-pays system and is managed by Point Parking. Public parking costs $2.40 for up to 30 minutes, to a maximum of $14.50 per day. For more information about car parking rates, visit the Point Parking website.
The southern entrance car park is accessible from Frazer Lane and provides dedicated, authorised parking for patients who frequently visit SCUH for services such as cancer care or renal dialysis, and for after-hours maternity patients.
Taxis and drop-off zones
Short-term parking and drop-off zones for taxis and private vehicles are located near the main entry and adjacent to the Emergency department in Hollows Lane. Please note that restrictions apply.
All on-street parking around the Sunshine Coast Health Campus is managed by the Sunshine Coast Council. For more information about on-street parking, visit the Sunshine Coast Council website.
A bus stop is located at the main entry of SCUH and close to the entry of the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital. New bus routes have been implemented to service the Susnhine Coast Health Campus. Visit the Translink website or call 13 12 30 for more information about bus transport options.
Cyclists and pedestrians
Extensive shared paths provide links for cyclist and pedestrians between SCUH, the private hospital and surrounding areas. Cyclists can also use bicycle lanes on all roads.
Bicycle racks for the public are located outside the Sunshine Coast Health Institute near the SCUH main entry. Staff can access more than 300 secure bicycle racks along with showers, lockers and toilets on the ground floor of the P1 car park.
SCUH has adedicated drop-off zone and short-term parking area outside the Emergency Department on Hollows Lane, as well as multiple emergency vehicle access points.
For more information, download the Parking and Transport fact sheet (PDF, 3.6MB).
SCUH access improvements
A series of road works have been completed or are in progress to improve access to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, including:
the upgrade of four roundabouts on Kawana Way
the installation of additional lanes on the Kawana Way Link Road (also known as Caloundra-Mooloolaba Road) and Kawana Way near Woodlands Boulevard.
The construction of SCUH included the duplication of Kawana Way, widening it from two to four lanes in front of the hospital site (completed 2013) and the upgrade of Lake Kawana Boulevard from two lanes to four and the duplication of two bridges (completed 2016).
For more information about road infrastructure upgrades, visit the Transport and Main Roads project web page.