Around the local area

Parramatta Park is a few minutes walk from the Hospital. Head out the front entrance and follow Hainsworth Street until you reach the park. It has an all-abilities playground, picnic areas, a cafe and historic Old Government House. Walk, play or sit quietly under a tree by the river. There is a 2.2km loop track for walking, running or cycling.

Read more about Parramatta Park facilities.

Food and shopping


  • On Hawkesbury Road, there is a Subway, Oportos, a cafe, and a Thai and Japanese restaurant. Opposite the Westmead train station is a newsagency, hairdresser and a cake shop.
  • Westmead Hospital also has food outlets at the entrance and inside, as well as a florist, newsagency and hairdresser.
  • At the hospital entrance and inside are a range of food outlets also has food outlets, a florist, newsagency and Post Office.
  • The nearest petrol station is on Hawkesbury Road towards Parramatta Road.


  • Additional shops are located in Northmead. Exit the Hospital from Level 1 through the gardens. Follow the path left between the Hospital and Ronald McDonald House and walk up Redbank Road where you will find McDonalds, KFC, Pancakes on The Rocks and a petrol station.


  • The Westfield shopping centre has a wide variety of food outlets and general retail. There is a free loop bus in Parramatta.

Transport information


  • Westmead train station is approximately 15 minutes walk up Hawkesbury Road. It is an easy access station with lifts, ramps and security. The station is staffed 24 hours.

See the Sydney Trains Trip Planner and timetable.


  • Bus 711 leaves from the front of the Hospital and goes to Westmead, Parramatta and Blacktown train stations. 

See the Sydney Bus Trip Planner and timetable.


  • Opal cards are active on all local buses and trains. Buy one online or call 13 67 25

You can buy an Opal Card locally at:

  • Westmead LPO; Shop 206, 166-174 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead
  • Y and E Mixed Business; 82 Bridge Road, Westmead
  • Namasteji Indian Smart Mart, Shop 3, 24 Railway Parade, WWestmead
  • Robins Nest Newsagency; Shop 9, 24-26 Railway Parade, Westmead
  • TSG Westmead; Shop 4, 29-33 Darcy Road, Westmead

For detailed information on the surrounding area, download the brochure and map surrounding services.