From Friday 24 June 2016, the majority[1] of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s East Melbourne site will have relocated to its new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building at 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne.

You will find the new Peter Mac at the intersections of Flemington Road, Grattan Street and Elizabeth Street, on the northern edge of the CBD.  Download this brochure on our new home, which includes information on our location, transport, access, services, amenities, key patient locations and way finding.

Over 2,200 clinical and research staff will relocate to the new state of the art VCCC building, purpose built for Peter Mac, which occupies around 85% of the building.

The time and date of all forward appointments for patients at Peter Mac’s current East Melbourne site will automatically transfer to their new home. 

Peter Mac cares for around 30,000 patients each year and hundreds travel every day from metropolitan, suburban, regional and rural centres for treatment and follow up appointments. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home and warmly thank you for your ongoing support for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Why we’re moving

The heart and soul of Peter Mac will always be people, but our new home will be more comfortable for our patients and their families, with the very latest equipment and facilities to support the care we provide you.

Our entire team, including our 500 researchers, remain focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our patients and finding better treatments and cures for cancer.

Our new home features

For the first time in its 65+ year history, Peter Mac will have purpose-built facilities to match the care we provide to our patients, their families and carers. Features of Peter Mac’s new home include:

  • 96 overnight inpatient beds.
  • 110 chemotherapy, medical and same day beds and chairs.
  • 42-bed capacity intensive care unit (provided on the north side of the facility by Royal Melbourne Hospital).
  • a dedicated clinical trials unit with 24 clinical trial spaces.
  • eight refurbished medi-hotel beds, with additional space for overnight accommodation for country patients, their families and carers. 25,000 square meters of dedicated research space.
  • Six operating theatres and two procedures rooms.
  • Eight radiation therapy bunkers with six linear accelerators - this has increased to six.
  • Education and training facilities including 47 seminar and meeting spaces and three lecture theatre.
  • Some 330 car parking spaces.
  • 50 space bicycle storage facility for visitors.

Our new location

Peter Mac’s main centre in Melbourne is located at the intersections of Grattan Street, Elizabeth Street and Flemington Road, just opposite The Royal Women's Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital near the northern edge of the city centre.

The main public entrance is on Grattan Street, opposite The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Download this brochure on our new home, which includes information on our location, transport, access, services, amenities, key patient locations and way finding.

Peter Mac will provide a regular bus service for people who inadvertently arrive for appointments at the old location from Friday 24 June 2016.

Our new home map

On arrival at our new home

Welcome Hall

Our Welcome Hall and atrium are the main points of arrival in the VCCC building. Here there is a Welcome Lounge area for patients to wait for admission and transport — with two separate desks for these functions. There is also a staffed enquiries desk to answer any questions you may have, as well as toilets and seating.

What's at Peter Mac?
What's at Peter Mac?

Patient and visitor information

Download this brochure on our new home, which includes information on our location, transport, access, services, amenities, key patient locations and way finding.

Booklet Moving Brochure

Using our public lifts

Our patient lifts are located in the ground floor Welcome Hall, which operate using a ‘port system’.

Building Lifts Guide

Learn more about how to use the lifts in this video.

Further information

For further information on our new home call (03) 9656 1111 or (03) 8559 5000 after 24 June or follow us on Facebook and/or Linkedin.

[1] The majority of Peter Mac’s cancer services, including for all inpatient and outpatients, will be fully operational from the new building from Friday 24 June 2016. Youth cancer services at OnTrac at Peter Mac will remain at East Melbourne until August.