Royal Adelaide Hospital

In September, the Royal Adelaide Hospital will be moving to its new home on Port Road. The patient move will take place over three days, from Monday 4 September to Wednesday 6 September 2017. Further information about the move and how to access services during this time is available at This includes information for General Practitioners about the ramp down of services, clinical move and changes to referral processes.

For all enquiries contact:Picture of Royal Adelaide Hospital

Telephone: (08) 8222 4000
Fax: (08) 8222 5170

For all emergencies telephone 000

Street address:
North Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Postal address:
North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000


The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is South Australia’s largest accredited teaching hospital, providing the people of South Australia (and nearby states and territories) with outstanding medical care and rehabilitation.

Since it was founded in 1840, the RAH has built an international reputation as one of Australia’s finest public teaching hospitals. The hospital offers basic training positions in internal medicine, surgery and general practice, as well as advanced training in a range of specialty areas. Our staff are also actively involved in cutting edge research, making the RAH a centre for both medical and research excellence.

In addition to the 650 bed acute care hospital on North Terrace, the RAH also includes the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (HRC) at Northfield. This facility provides clinical rehabilitation services for people of all ages recovering from traumatic brain injury, stroke, other neurological and medical disorders, dementia, geriatric injury, spinal cord injury, orthopaedic conditions and amputations and burns rehabilitation.

Clinic 275, is a free and confidential test, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). No appointments are necessary.

Emergency Department

The RAH Emergency Department is one of the largest and most advanced in Australia, seeing more than 73,000 patients annually. There are 46 patient cubicles, and four separate resuscitation areas to provide the best possible care for all patients 24-hours, every day of the year.

Outpatient clinics

List of outpatient clinics (PDF 130KB) available at the RAH.

Visiting hours 

General wards: 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm

While some wards have restrictions, visiting hours are negotiable. Please speak with the ward nursing staff to check the ward’s visiting times. If you are travelling long distances from the country to visit a patient on a particular day or are visiting someone in the Intensive Care Unit, check with nursing staff that your friend or relative will be available.

Patient entertainment

The bedside entertainment services are provided by Telstra and give patients access to a number of different entertainment options on a pre-paid basis.

For information on the bedside entertainment package options please go to our bedside entertainment page.

Car parking

A privately-operated multi-storey car park is located in the northern part of the hospital grounds. The entrance is on Frome Road and charges apply. Country patients and relatives can negotiate a weekly rate with the operators, which can reduce your parking costs. 

15 minute parking is available in the south car park from Monday to Friday to drop-off and collect people who are being admitted or discharged, or attending an outpatient appointment. The entrance to this car park is via North Terrace. Onsite parking is available for people with a disability. 

There are several multi-storey car parks within walking distance south of the hospital on Frome Road and Rundle Street.

Disabled access 

The RAH is easily accessible, and able to cater for people with disability. Onsite parking is available for people with disability. 

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