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.

To ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have limited visitor restrictions in place in accordance with the DHHS guidelines.

If you have returned from New South Wales since 31 December 2020, we ask you do not visit our hospital until you have quarantined for 14 days.

Visitor restrictions

Permitted visitors restricted to two visitors per patient for up to one hour per day (exemptions apply see below)

People in the following categories will not be bound by the one-hour time limit, however the limit of two visitors must still 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 a patient coming into the emergency department of a hospital
  • 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

You can get the most up-to-date information and guidelines relating to visitors at the Department of Health and Human Services website.

While some COVID-19 restrictions are being gradually eased in our community, we are maintaining our precautionary measures to help keep our patients safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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

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