Changes to car park and drop off zones at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

As part of Parramatta Light Rail works, there are a number of changes in how you may access the Hospital. Please allow extra travel time to make your way to the Hospital. 

. Traffic controllers will be on hand to ensure motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can safely travel through Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street. Please follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs, proceed carefully and allow extra travel time

If you have any urgent enquiries or complaints during this work, please call the 24-hour Community Information Line on 1800 139 389. To find out more about the project, visit or email

Temporary drop-off bay

Our drop off zone at the main entrance is temporarily relocated until September 2023 (weather permitting). If you’re dropping off or picking up, please turn left off Hawkesbury Road directly after the Children’s Research Medical Institute Building. This is clearly signposted with traffic control on site to help you find your way.

Why are these changes in place?

These changes are part of ongoing works to build Parramatta Light Rail. The light rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres, and is expected to open in 2023. The route will link Parramatta’s CBD and train station to the Westmead Health Precinct, Cumberland Hospital Precinct, CommBank Stadium, the Camellia Town Centre, the new science, technology and innovation museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses.