Patients and their carers have improved access to public hospital car parking.
From 1 July 2019, there will be updates to parking concessions provided for certain categories of patients and carers at all public hospital car parks in NSW where fees are applied.
NSW Health recognises the burden that regular or long term hospitalisation and/or treatment places on patients and their carers. Those eligible for concessional car parking include:
Other people continuing to be eligible for concessional car parking include:
Patients and carers who are experiencing financial hardship, but do not meet the listed eligibility categories, are also entitled to concessional car parking.
Hospitals provide communication to patients, carers and visitors about the availability of concessional car parking rates, this includes:
Concessional rates for car parking fees are set annually, effective from 1 July each year. They are subject to annual review to reflect increases in the consumer price index (CPI). The fees are published in an annual NSW Health Information Bulletin, for this year's rate, please refer to IB2019_014 - Increase in car parking rates.
The concessional car parking fees are the maximum that can be applied. Some hospital car parks already provide concessions and local health districts and specialty health networks are able to provide a greater level of concession than the published rates at their own discretion.
The current concessional car parking rates that are effective from 1 July 2019.