Parking your car at children’s hospitals around the country in some cases can cost you $30 a day. This is often unaffordable for many parents, particularly those with kids who are receiving long-term treatment.
Currently, only hospitals in Victoria publicly advertise a discounted weekly pass ($60). All other hospitals charge by the day.
Many hospitals do offer some parking discounts for long-term patients, but these aren’t advertised and often parents are asked to prove they are in need. It shouldn’t be so hard.
Parking Australia - the peak industry body - has announced a review into parking prices at hospitals and we want to make sure parents’ voices are heard.
The review comes in response to a change.org petition by 13 year old Gidon Goodman on the issue that has received over 66,000 responses.
News Ltd are also running a national campaign on this issue - you can check out their latest article here.
We’re calling on Parking Australia to implement three changes nationwide:
We’re not asking for much - we just want to see families going through a rough time have one less thing to worry about.
Sign our petition calling on Parking Australia to ease the cost burden on parents with sick kids.