Herston

 

A hub for health research

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.

Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.

 

Getting to Herston

Located three kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, Herston campus is conveniently serviced by more than a dozen direct bus routes from the Brisbane CBD.

Several of these routes travel via rapid-transit busways, which offer congestion-free services to and from campus.

The closest bus stops to Herston campus are:

  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital busway stop
  • Herston busway stop
  • Bramston Terrace bus stops
  • Herston Road bus stops.

The nearest train stations to Herston campus are Windsor, Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley.

Windsor train station is on the Ferny Grove-Beenleigh line. From the station it is a short walk to Lutwyche Road, where frequent bus services run to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, or Herston.

Alternatively, Herston campus is about a 25-minute walk from Windsor station.

Bowen Hills train station is a major junction of each of Brisbane’s suburban lines. Herston campus is about a 20-minute walk from Bowen Hills station.

Fortitude Valley station is also a major junction of each of Brisbane’s suburban lines. From the station, it’s a short walk to Brunswick Street, where bus services run frequently to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, or Herston.

Alternatively, Herston campus is about a 20-minute walk from Fortitude Valley station.

Herston campus is at the junction of Bowen Bridge Road and Herston Road. Most University buildings are located on Herston Road.

From Brisbane’s CBD, the most direct route to Herston is through Fortitude Valley along Gipps Street. From St Lucia campus, Herston is best accessed from the Inner-City Bypass.

Parking

Parking around Herston is extremely limited. The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital has three privately-run carparks, however they can be expensive.

Nearby suburban streets offer some short-term parking options, however they are regularly patrolled by parking inspectors.

Because car spaces are limited, we strongly encourage using public transport where possible.

Parking at UQ