How to find us

The Kids Research Institute is located in the Kerry Packer Building on The Children’s Hospital at Westmead campus - corner Hawkesbury Rd and Hainsworth St, Westmead, Sydney - view map

Main administration is located on Level 2 with PC2 accredited laboratories on Level 3 & 4. There is no public access to the research floors. Contact on arrival should be made with the person you are visiting or with reception:

  • T: +61 2 9845 1400

By train

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is close to Westmead railway station. Trains stop at Westmead Station which is on the Western Line from Town Hall Station. Frequency of service is about every 15 minutes during peak hours and the trip takes 37 minutes from Town Hall. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a short walking distance from Westmead Station (450 metres). If you require further information visit CityRail.

By bus

There are several bus routes to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead which include Routes 711, T64, T63 and T65 from Parramatta Station at Stand B4. Frequency of service is about 15 minutes during peak hours and the trip takes ~seven minutes. For further information visit Sydney Buses.

By car

Locate corner Hawkesbury Rd and Hainsworth St, Westmead (in the UBD Street Directory that is at map 190, M14).

Parking on the Hospital grounds:

Paid public parking including disabled parking is available on the grounds. Entry to the multi-storey hospital car park is on the Crn Hawkesbury and Hainsworth St,
Parking is charges are as follows

  • 0-1 Hours - $4
  • 1-2 Hours - $6
  • 2-3 Hours - $8
  • 3> Hours - $16

Allow ample time to find a space.

Please observe parking regulations carefully!

Police patrol the grounds and issue infringement notices.

By taxi

Taxis may drop off/pick up at the Hawkesbury Rd entrance. There are taxi phones in the foyer and a taxi rank on Hawkesbury Road near the Bus Bay.

By air

The closest domestic and international airport is Sydney Airport. Trains are available from the airport via the city. Taxi journey duration and fare are time of day dependent – approximately 60-90 minutes.