Radiation therapy services at Sunshine

Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre (SHRTC) is a partnership between Western Health and Peter Mac. SHRTC provides radiation therapy services to the people of Western Melbourne

SHRTC radiation oncologists have excellent relationships with the medical oncology and surgical oncology teams at Western Health (Sunshine, Footscray and Williamstown), the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Women’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. In conjunction with these organisations, and particularly through our involvement in multidisciplinary meetings, we are able to provide cancer treatment for many patients closer to home. 

We are a public health service provider, and no payment is required for Medicare-eligible patients. 

Radiation therapy services at Sunshine 

Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre has world-class facilities. These facilities cover radiation therapy planning and treatment delivery.  

This involves two ultramodern linear accelerators. These treatment machines can deliver external beam radiation therapy. This therapy includes: 

  • Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) 

Also, we have a superficial and deep radiation therapy unit. We use this to treat skin/superficial malignancies.  

We have a CT scanner on-site for radiation therapy planning. This has four-dimensional and gated radiation therapy planning capabilities. 

Additional services at Sunshine 

At Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre our radiation therapy patients receive comprehensive care. This care includes access to the following services. Please speak to your treating team about accessing any of these services.: 

Our Team at Sunshine 

Our team of highly skilled radiation oncologists, radiation therapists and medical physicists are professionals who collaborate to design your radiation therapy plan and deliver your treatment. 

Together with our nurses, allied health and administrative staff, they provide the highest standard of individualised patient-centred care. 

Each of our attending radiation oncologists specialises in a specific tumour type and is a member of the appropriate specialist multidisciplinary unit including breast, gastrointestinal, gynae-oncology, haematology, lung, neuro-oncology, skin malignancies and urology units. 

SHRTC staff are involved in education and research, including clinical trials, across the VCCC and Western Health sites.

Getting to Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre 

SHRTC is located on the main hospital driveway, off Furlong Road. If you are coming to the centre by car there is easy access from the western and northern suburbs via the M80 Ring Road (Furlong Road exit). 

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm 

Car parking

Car parking is available on the hospital grounds. For radiation therapy treatment appointments, parking costs are covered by the centre. 

Public transport 


Ginifer Railway Station, on the Sydenham Line, is a 10-minute walk from the centre along St Albans Road, then Furlong Road. 


Bus no. 408 stops in front of the Sunshine Hospital emergency department. 

For more information about metropolitan and regional train, tram, bus and coach services and bookings, please call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6 am to midnight daily) or visit ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your journey. 

Volunteer and ambulance transport 

Volunteer and ambulance transport can be arranged for eligible patients when other transport is not practical. Please discuss this with your radiation oncologist. 

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