Situated in the grounds of Westmead Hospital, Casuarina Lodge provides short term accommodation for patients who are receiving treatment from Westmead Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital or Westmead Private Hospital, and their families.
Priority is given to cancer patients and their families but other families can be accommodated if there are rooms available.
Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to stay at the Lodge.
Each bedroom has 2 single beds to accommodate a guest and a carer.
There is also a chest of drawers, wardrobe, television, small refrigerator, air conditioner and a telephone (guests can receive in-coming calls - please notify reception beforehand. Outgoing calls cannot be made).
All linen is provided.
Bathrooms are shared and designed to facilitate guests in wheelchairs. There are extra basins, full laundry facilities and dryers.
The kitchenettes contain a toaster, kettle and electric frying pan. There are no stoves but we have microwaves and a barbecue. Each room has a lockable cupboard in the kitchen.
- $43.00 per night for one adult
- $60.00 per night for two adults
- Rural clients travelling 100km or more may claim a reimbursement through IPTAAS for their accommodation costs
How to make a booking
Please phone the Lodge coordinator on (02) 8890 6900, Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 1:30pm.
Cleaning of the Lodge facilities takes place on a regular basis however, the guests are asked to keep rooms tidy and clean.
All linen (sheets and towels) are supplied on a weekly basis.
The closest parking for Casuarina Lodge is located in the car park next to the building (see Casuarina Lodge parking map). Access to the car park is via Dragonfly Drive.
Some patients and carers are entitled to parking concessions.
For more information
If you have any questions about parking, please contact Secure Parking at Westmead:
Office: the office is located behind the Information Desk at the main entrance of Westmead Hospital
Phone: (02) 8890 3793
Payment can be made at the Casuarina Lodge office by cash, card, cheque or over the phone.
It is also possible to make payments at Westmead Hospital's Cashiers Desk (located on Level 2 of the hospital, near the Post Office) or at the Emergency Department.
For guests who arrive outside of office hours, we ask that accommodation fees be paid upon booking.
Westmead railway station is 800 metres from the Lodge. There is also access to buses from the station or across from the hospital on Darcy Road.
You can catch a train or a bus to Westfield’s Parramatta, which is located opposite Parramatta railway station.
A shuttle bus service also runs to Parramatta every 15 minutes from Hawkesbury Road, Westmead.
Casuarina Lodge is patrolled by Westmead Hospital security officers.
To help with security, please keep the main door locked at all times.
There are no provisions for storing valuable items at Casuarina Lodge, and no responsibility will be taken by management for loss of possessions. The hospital’s Security Department can store valuables for a short period if required.
Facilities outside the Lodge
On Level 2 of Westmead Hospital there is a Zouki food court, a chemist, post office, hair dresser, optometrist and an organic coffee shop.
There are also several automatic teller machines throughout the hospital.
Guests should arrive within office hours.
Guests who will be arriving out of office hours need to make prior arrangements with the Lodge Coordinator for room keys to be left at Westmead Hospital's Security Department. The Security Department is located between the Zouki food precinct and the Zouki office on Level 2 of the hospital.
Rooms must be vacated by 10:00am.
On departure please hand keys, passes and parking permits back to Lodge reception. If the office door is closed, please place items through the postal slot in the office door.
8:00am – 1:30pm (Monday – Friday)
Dragon Fly Drive
Westmead NSW 2145
(02) 8890 6900
(02) 8890 8336
c/- Westmead Hospital
PO Box 533
Wentworthville NSW 2145