Visitor information

At St John of God Ballarat Hospital we want every person, whether they are a patient or a visitor, to have the best possible experience.

If you are visiting a patient, please only come during visiting hours and for the health and safety of our patients, consider delaying your visit if you are unwell.

Visiting hours

We understand the importance of staying connected to your friends and family while you are in hospital. We encourage visitors during our regular visiting hours.

Regular visiting hours (all wards except Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit)

10.00am to 8.00pm

Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit visiting hours

10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 8.00pm.

Getting here and parking

We have paid onsite parking accessible by the Drummond Street North entrance. There are two bus stops located on Drummond Street North. Ballarat train station is 1.2km away.

More information can be found on our getting here and parking page.

Cafe and gift shop

A cafe is located on the ground floor and offers a variety of fresh foods and barista coffee. We also have a gift shop run by the hospital Auxiliary that offers a wide variety of local and imported merchandise.

For more information please visit our facilities page.


Staying in touch with loved ones isn’t limited to visiting hours with our hospital WiFi. Both patients and visitors can enjoy free internet access.

To access the hospital WiFi:

  • connect to the “Guest” wireless network
  • enter your details and accept terms and conditions
  • click the “Hotspot Login” button.

Accommodation for relatives

Short term accommodation is available at Rotary House on the hospital grounds and boarders can stay overnight if the patient is staying in a single/private room.  


Our hospital is a smoke free campus. Smoking is not permitted in any building, outdoor area or vehicle within the boundary of our site.