Visitor information

We warmly welcome visitors to our hospital.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions 

As a part of our coronavirus (COVID-19) management plans and advice from authorities, we are undertaking a number of precautions to help keep people within our hospitals and facilities safe from harm.

Visitor Restrictions

Effective as of 9/07/2020 in accordance with Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Visitors are not currently accepted
  • Exceptions may apply for patients who are children, those receiving end of life care, patients have a disability that requires carer support and partners of patients receiving maternity care.
  • All approved visitors will receive a face mask upon arrival.

All visitors can expect to be screened on entry and cannot visit if they:

  • have travelled within 14 days of the planned visit;
  • have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus;
  • are under the age of 16;
  • are feeling unwell.

Eligible visitors will undergo a health screening prior to entry into the hospital and they cannot enter if they are showing any COVID-19 related symptoms.

Please call us for more information.

Thank you in advance for your support of this.

More information

Please read our latest advice about what to do if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit someone in hospital.

If you are seeking assistance, or testing for coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit your nearest COVID-19 clinic; or contact your GP.

You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.


Thank you for keeping to our visiting hours – they give our patients time to rest and have the medical appointments they need.

Please note that visiting times do vary between different wards.

Visiting Hours

General ward

11.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 8.00pm

Maternity ward

3.00pm to 8.00pm

Critical care unit

3.00pm to 8.00pm

(Only two visitors at a time please).

Rest time

1.00pm to 3.00pm is reserved for rest time.

Contact us for more information on our visiting hours:

Tel: (03) 5434 3434

Smoke free

St John of God Bendigo Hospital is a smoke free hospital. Our buildings and grounds are smoke free to create a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for patients, visitors and caregivers.

Smoking is not permitted in any building, outdoor area or vehicle within our boundaries.

Information for visitors