Visitor information

We warmly welcome visitors to our hospital.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions 

In the interests of protecting the safety of patients within our facilities, St John of God Health Care hospitals in Western Australia will only be permit visitors to enter a Western Australian St John of God Hospital if they can demonstrate they:

  • have quarantined in WA for a period of 14 days, and 
  • have had a negative COVID-19 test result within the last 3 days of that quarantine period.

Visitors will not be given an exemption to visit St John of God Health Care hospitals in Western Australia during their quarantine period.  

Visitors who are quarantining should not be residing with family members who are visiting the hospital.

In the absence of visiting in person, we will work closely with patients and loved ones to facilitate interaction via video communications mediums (Skype, Facetime etc.) 

Visitor numbers 

We ask that our patients have a maximum of two visitors for the duration of their stay, in line with state guidelines, and that no other visitors access our hospital during this time. 

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

  • have travelled overseas or interstate 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. 

This decision has been made in the best interests of you, your family, all our patients and caregivers, and to help us protect the more vulnerable in our facilities.
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.

Standard visiting hours are 3:00pm to 8.00pm.

To allow our patients the best recovery and care, we may need to limit the number of visitors, or the length of visits.  We will advise you if this is the case.

If you are suffering from a potentially infectious illness, please do not visit people in hospital.

Visiting hours

The exceptions to our standard visiting hours (3:00pm to 8:00pm) include:

Palliative Care

Unrestricted visiting hours. In the interests of hospital security, access to patient rooms is only via the main ward door


Unrestricted visiting hours for parents/guardians.

For friends and relatives, our standard visiting hours apply (3:00pm to 8:00pm).          

Maternity Unit 

Partners have unrestricted visiting hours and are welcome to stay overnight.

For friends and relatives, our standard visiting hours apply (3:00pm to 8:00pm). 

South West Cancer Accommodation Centre

If you are travelling to Bunbury for cancer treatment, you may have the option of staying at the South West Cancer Accommodation Centre, located close to the hospital.


St John of God Bunbury Hospital is a non-smoking campus.


Please see our getting here and parking page for more information.