In this section, you can find the following information:

Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Emergency entry is off Burgundy Street, Heidelberg. There are also signs to direct you to Emergency from the Austin Hospital foyer.
Map showing Emergency entry

About us

Austin Hospital's Emergency Department (or ED), is one of the busiest in the state, treating nearly 90,000 patients each year.

We have a state of the art Short Stay Unit with 24 beds which is capable of providing care for adults and children for up to 24 hours and mental health clients for up to 72 hours. Our ED is also home to two of our statewide services: the Victorian Poisons Information Centre and Toxicology Service.

For more information about being a patient or visitor of a patient in the Emergency Department, visit the emergency patient information page.

We offer an excellent training environment to attract some of the best nurses, doctors, nurse practitioners and allied health clinicians.

Acknowledgement flags

Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.