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.

 In line with Victorian Health Department guidelines, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to help keep everyone in our hospital safe, visitors are not allowed in our hospital.
The following exceptions apply:

  •  A parent/guardian accompanying a patient who is a child under 18 years
  • A carer accompanying a patient with a disability
  • A partner/support person accompanying a pregnant patient (admitted for pregnancy care)
  • A visitor accompanying a patient receiving end of life care
  • A visitor accompanying a patient to provide care and support on a particular day (for up to two hours by one or two people at the same time)

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