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East Melbourne

Image: The entry to Peter Mac's East Melbourne site

Peter Mac’s main campus is located in East Melbourne on the corner of St Andrews Place and Lansdowne Street. The main entrance is located on St Andrews Place.

Car parking

Peter Mac car park

Limited underground car parking is available at East Melbourne. Patients are asked to limit their stay in the car park to 48 hours by making alternative arrangements for longer stays. The car park entrance is located on Lansdowne Street, near the corner of St Andrews Place. Lifts operate at levels P1 and P3 of the car park. Patients or visitors with accessibility issues should utilise the car parking bays next to the lifts on CP1 and CP3. Access to the car park from the hospital is available from the lift opposite the main enquiry desk.

There are hourly rates for visitors and patients and credit card facilities are available. Patients are required to present an appointment card, valid for the day the car park has been used, to be eligible for the daily patient rate. For people staying in the Peter Mac apartments, parking arrangements can be made through Social Work on 03 9656 1031.

Reduced parking costs -are you eligible?
If you are struggling to pay for parking, reductions may be available. Social work can assist you with more information about reduced parking.

A patient drop-off only area is available at the hospital’s main entrance on St Andrews Place (adjacent to the specialist clinics).

Patients must take a ticket upon entry to the Lansdowne Street car park.

During business hours, hand the ticket to the car park attendant for payment when leaving. After-hours, present your ticket to reception staff at ground level prior to returning to your car. The fee will be calculated, paid and validated so that you may exit the car park.

Within the constraints of availability, patients will receive a discounted parking rate on the day of treatment at Peter Mac.

On-street parking

Metered street parking surrounding the hospital is limited to one and two hours and parking officers regularly patrol the area. At the end of the allocated time period, you must move your car to another bay. Simply putting more money in the meter may result in you incurring a fine.

As at any medical facility, delays are possible. We recommend that you allow plenty of time for your appointment or treatment.

Be sure to carefully read the parking signs and not overstay the limit shown on the sign.

Other useful parking information

Some off-street commercial car parks also operate nearby. Click here to view the City of Melbourne's off-street parking facilities.

For more information about parking in the City of Melbourne, click here.

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Finding your way around

The ground floor enquiry desk is located just inside the main entrance to Peter Mac and is open 24-hours a day. Volunteer guides are available Monday to Friday; please contact the Volunteer Department on 03 9656 1106.

Smorgon Family Building

The main entrance to Peter Mac is located in the Smorgon Family Building.

The lifts opposite the enquiry desk will take you to:

  • Radiation therapy treatment: lower level 2 (LL2)
  • Apheresis: lower level 1 (LL1)
  • Pharmacy and radiation therapy planning: upper ground (UG)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray): level 1 (L1).

The lift closest to the front entrance door is the only lift that provides access to the car park.

The specialist clinics, the Nancie Kinsella Patient Library, the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre and the Medical Day Unit (MDU) are located past the enquiry desk.

Centre Building

The Dental Oncology Service is located on level 2 and can be accessed via lifts 3 or 4.

Tower Building

To reach lifts in the Tower Building, follow the red carpet squares from the main entrance enquiry desk.

These lifts will take you to:

  • Day Surgery Unit: level 1 (L1)
  • Ward 2: level 2 (L2)
  • Ward 3: level 3 (L3)
  • Social Work: level 4 (L4)
  • Chemotherapy Day Unit (CDU): level 5 (L5)
  • Acute Assessment Area: level 6 (L6)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): level 6 (L6)
  • Ward 7: level 7 (L7)
  • Ward 9: level 9 (L9).
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Public transport

Trains: Parliament Railway Station is a 500 metre walk from Peter Mac. Use the Macarthur Street exit, cross Macarthur Street at the pedestrian lights and walk along St Andrews Place. The entrance to Peter Mac is on the left. This is a five-minute walk.

Trams along Flinders Street: Tram numbers 70, 71, 75, 76. Alight at stop 14A, on the corner of Wellington Parade and Lansdowne Street and walk north along Lansdowne Street. Peter Mac is located on the second corner.

Trams along Macarthur and Gisborne streets: Tram numbers 11, 31, 42,,109, 112. Alight at stop 10 and walk along St Andrews Place.

Tram along Collins Street: Tram number 48. Alight at stop 0 and walk along Macarthur Street to St Andrews Place.

Trams along Spring Street: City Circle Tram (free). Alight at Collins Street and walk along Macarthur Street to St Andrews Place.

Buses from the west: Bus number 402 (Footscray) terminates at St Vincent’s Hospital. Cross Victoria Parade, walk down Gisborne Street and turn left into St Andrews Place.

Taxis: A taxi telephone booking service is available in the Transport Waiting Area at ground level.

Please note: This Easter major construction works will be undertaken to improve Victoria’s train and tram networks. Major works will be carried out from 17 to 27 April, including the closure of Nicholson St and Victoria St for tram track upgrades.

To help plan your trip to Peter Mac on public transport, use Public Transport Victoria's journey planner.

In June 2016, Peter Mac will be moving to our brand-new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Click here to download information for getting to our new home.

Internet access

Free wireless Internet access is available at Peter Mac’s East Melbourne site. To access the Wi-Fi, simply:

  1. Select the ‘PatientWifi’ network on you device.
  2. Browse to an Internet site where you will be prompted to accept the terms of usage.


Peter Mac welcomes friends and family to visit patients in the hospital. Visiting hours are 11.00am to 8.00pm daily. Please note Ward 7 and Ward 9 have a quiet period between 1.00pm and 2.30pm and we ask that you avoid visiting during these times. Please contact the wards directly via the Peter Mac switchboard on 03 9656 1111 if you have questions about visting times.

We ask that no flowers be brought to patients in Ward 2 or the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and that all visitors wash their hands thoroughly and regularly while at Peter Mac.

Our patients generally have poor defence against infection. If you’re coming to Peter Mac – as a patient, visitor or staff member – and you have a cold or flu, or cold- or flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who has an infectious disease such as measles or chicken pox, we ask that you do not visit the hospital as you may pose a risk to our patients. If you’re unsure, please call Peter Mac on 03 9656 1111 and ask to be transferred to the relevant ward to check in advance.

Most inpatient rooms at Peter Mac are four bed rooms, and it may be difficult to fit large numbers of visitors around a bed and sometimes this will disturb other patients around you. If this happens, staff may ask for your visitors to take turns in visiting you.

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East Melbourne
St Andrews Place East Melbourne VIC 3002

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