As part of our response to managing the coronavirus outbreak:

  • From Tuesday 14 July if you are attending any of our facilities you will be required to wear a mask.  You will be supplied with a mask at the entrance if you do not have your own.
  • From Wednesday 15 July visitors will no longer be permitted unless pre-approved*.

*Exemptions remain in place when visiting for the purpose of caring for: children, those with a disability, support persons during pregnancy, in specific emergency situations, as well as visiting those in palliative care.  

We know these restrictions can be challenging and we understand each family’s situation is different. For exceptional circumstances, we encourage families to speak to their family member’s nursing team for further advice. 

Please check this site regularly for updates.

COVID-19 Visitor restrictions are currently in place

Visitor Restrictions

Visiting times are listed below.

Click here for information relating to visitor restrictions including building access, visitor numbers, and the frequency of visits per patient.

Contact Us

If you have visitor-related questions please speak with our ward staff before coming on-site.

COVID-19 General Information

The global COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. 

Regularly check this page for local updates as we continue to implement planned operational changes at Ballarat Health Services.

Visiting Times (Prior to Wednesday 15 July)

General Wards 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Parents are welcome to visit their children in the Pediatric and Adolescent Unit at all times.

Maternity (Level 5)

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Strict rest period applies between 1:00 pm - 2.30 pm.
Spouses and partners are welcome to visit at any other time during the day.

Critical Care Unit (Level 1)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visiting hours for the Critical Care Unit may be flexible depending on the circumstances. Please speak to our ward staff. 

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