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Where We Are
Astra Psychology is at Suite 4 of level 5, 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills.
We are conveniently located just 3 minutes’ walk from Central Railway Station (Chalmers Street exit), and a few minutes’ walk from buses and light rail.
We also provide online counselling using Coviu, a secure health-grade videoconference platform. So, no matter where you are located, you will be able to access our services.
Parking & Transport
On-street parking is available, but usually about 10 minutes’ walk away. Parking is usually most available around Belvoir Street, on the other side of Elizabeth Street.
We recommend that, if possible, you use public transport to access our location as parking cannot always be guaranteed. Parking stations can be found in Holt Street and Lee Street.
Suite 4 of level 5
35 Buckingham Street
Surry Hills, NSW.
0478 807 961