Bowen Centre

The Bowen Centre is a stand alone building located towards the top of the hill on the Austin Hospital campus.

Click on the location you are starting from for step-by-step instructions for how to get to the Bowen Centre.

1. FROM THE AUSTIN TOWER CAR-PARK
2. FROM HEIDELBERG TRAIN STATION
3. FROM THE BURGUNDY STREET OUTPATIENT DROP OFF POINT
4. FOR TAXI DROP OFF / PARKING AT THE BOWEN CENTRE

 

1. FROM THE AUSTIN TOWER CAR-PARK

  1. Make a note of where your parked (there are several carpark levels)
  2. Take the Carpark Lift to Level 1.
  3. There is an information desk ahead of you if you would like to collect a map.
  4. Walk diagonally left to the Tower lifts, take these to Level 4.
  5. As you exit the lift, make a sharp right turn (almost a U-turn)
  6. Follow this corridor (for about 400 metres). You will pass through the Lance Townsend Building, past the Library and through the Harold Stokes Building.
  7. Exit the building straight ahead towards the painted mural. You will pass by a café and a hairdresser.
  8. Walk up the steps or wind around up the ramp.
  9. You then have a choice:

    Option 1:  Flat path and a lift:
    • Walk straight ahead, along an undercover walkway.
    • Follow signs to the Kronheimer Building and Bowen via Lifts.
    • Take lift to Level 2 – reception.
    • Exit lift, turn left down a corridor.
    • Enter through the automatic doors and turn right
    • Walk all the way down the corridor to reception.

    Option 2: Shorter path up hill:
    • Turn right (a sign directs you to the Austin School).
    • Walk up the hill past 2 buildings on your left.
    • Bowen centre is on your left – see signs.
    • You will enter at the reception desk.

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2. FROM HEIDELBERG TRAIN STATION

  1. Follow signs from the Train Station towards the Austin Hospital
  2. Cross Studley Road at the pedestrian crossing
  3. Enter the carpark (at the carpark office) and follow the painted lines to the Carpark Lifts.
  4. Take the Carpark Lift to Level 1.
  5. There is an information desk ahead of you if you would like to collect a map.
  6. Walk diagonally left to the Tower lifts, take these to Level 4.
  7. As you exit the lift, make a sharp right U-turn
  8. Follow this corridor (for about 400 metres). You will pass through the Lance Townsend Building, past the Library and through the Harold Stokes Building
  9. Exit the building straight ahead towards the painted mural. You will pass by a café and a hairdresser.
  10. Walk up the steps or wind around up the ramp.
  11. You then have a choice:

    Option 1: Flat path and a lift:
    • Walk straight ahead, along an undercover walkway.
    • Follow signs to the Kronheimer Building and Bowen via Lifts.
    • Take lift to Level 2 – reception.
    • Exit lift, turn left down a corridor.
    • Enter through the automatic doors and turn right
    • Walk all the way down the corridor to reception.

    Option 2: Shorter path up hill:
    • Turn right (a sign directs you to the Austin School) 
    • Walk up the hill past 2 buildings on your left.
    • Bowen centre is on your left – see signs.
    • You will enter at the reception desk.

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3. FROM THE BURGUNDY STREET OUTPATIENT DROP OFF POINT

The car entrance to the Burgundy Street Outpatient Drop Off Point is further up the Burgundy Street hill from the Emergency Only entrance. There is a small Austin Health sign but the entrance can be hard to see. As you enter, you need to turn left immediately. There is some disabled 2-hour parking available here as well as 15 minute drop off / pick up parking.

  1. Enter Harold Stokes Building. This is Level 3.
  2. Walk diagonally right to the Harold Stokes Building Lifts.
  3. Take the lift up one level (to Level 4).
  4. As you exit the lift, turn left and walk straight ahead, past some couches.
  5. Exit the building straight ahead toward the painted mural. You will pass by a café and a hairdresser.
  6. Walk up the steps or wind around the ramp.
  7. Once you are on the pedestrian crossing, you have a choice:

    Option 1: Flat path and a lift:
    • Walk straight ahead, along an undercover walkway.
    • Follow signs to the Kronheimer Building and Bowen via Lifts.
    • Take lift to Level 2 – reception.
    • Exit lift, turn left down a corridor.
    • Enter through the automatic doors and turn right
    • Walk all the way down the corridor to reception.

    Option 2: Shorter path up hill:
    • Turn right (a sign directs you to the Austin School).
    • Walk up the hill past 2 buildings on your left.
    • Bowen centre is on your left – see signs.
    • You will enter at the reception desk.

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4. FOR TAXI DROP OFF / PARKING AT THE BOWEN CENTRE

Note: Parking at Bowen Centre is limited to those with permission, requires a permit (from reception at Bowen) and involves tight turns and parking bays with very limited turning space.

  1. Enter the Austin from Burgundy Street – note this is a different entrance than the one to the Emergency Department – it is further up the hill.
  2. Turn right immediately (follow directions to the ‘Mental Health Precinct’).
  3. At the boom-gate, press the intercom button and state that you have been given permission to park at the Bowen Centre
  4. Observe the one-way system traffic light, which is on an automatic 30-second cycle.
  5. The road winds left around the old laundry building.
  6. At the point where the road veers right, do a sharp right U-turn, taking care not to get stuck on the stone ledge.
  7. Park carefully and don’t forget to collect your parking permit from reception. 

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