Visitor information

 We understand how important visitors are for the wellbeing of our patients and we warmly welcome all visitors.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions

Visitor restrictions

Permitted visitors restricted to two visitors per patient, for up to one hour per day. (*Exemptions apply)

All visitors over the age of 12 months are counted in this number. 

Visiting hours:

10am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm 

All people entering the hospitals should check DHHS Case Locations and Outbreaks to ensure they have not been at an identified public exposure site. 

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 feeling unwell.  

Get the most up to date information and guidelines relating to visitors from Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Please help us to keep our hospitals safe for our patients and caregivers. Thank you in advance for your support of this


People in the following categories will not be bound by the one-hour time limit, however the limit of two visitors must be adhered to:

  • A parent or guardian or temporary carer of a patient in the hospital who is under 18 years 
  • A carer of a patient with a disability
  • A partner or support person of a pregnant patient
  • A support person for someone attending an outpatient appointment 
  • A person who is providing support to a patient receiving palliative or end of life care in hospital 

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.

 Visitor information

Access to the hospital

Access to the front reception of the main hospital is on Myers Street.


Onsite parking is available in our underground car park at $2.00 per hour.

Street parking is also available on Myers Street, Little Myers Street, Gheringhap Street and Moorabool Street. Please check the signs for parking fees.

Visitors in rooms

Our patient rest period is between 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

You are very welcome to visit your loved ones during visiting hours. 

We request that you plan your visits around meal and rest times, to help our patients with their recovery.

Please make sure children are supervised at all times.

Visiting hours

Medical and surgical units

10.00am to 1.00pm
3.00pm to 8.00pm

Maternity unit

3.00pm to 5.00pm
6.30pm to 8.00pm

Partners are able to visit at any time and may stay overnight. 

Please talk to your nursing caregiver for more information as there are fees charged for overnight boarding that may not be covered by your health fund.

Intensive care unit

9.00am to 1.00pm
3.00pm to 8.00pm

Cafe and Gift Shop

Our Cafe is located on the ground floor and offers a wide range of fresh foods and barista coffee.

We also have a Gift Shop run by the hospital Auxiliary offering a wide range of merchandise. 

Patient and Family Support

Our hospital's pastoral services team is available to anyone who would like to receive emotional or spiritual support. 

We view this as part of our commitment to you and your loved one's health and wellbeing.

We are inclusive of all cultural, religious and spiritual orientations.  Find out more about our pastoral services

Free WiFi

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

Smoke-free Grounds

Your health and wellbeing is our priority.

St John of God Geelong Hospital is smoke-free zone and smoking is not permitted in any building, outdoor area or vehicle within the boundary of our site.