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

The Austin Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine, also known as the Emergency Department or ED, is a busy tertiary department attending 75,000 patients annually offering a wide range of clinical services.

The new purpose-built ED opened in May 2005 as part of the Austin Hospital's redevelopment and has 50 treatment areas including a six bed paediatric area, a Fast Track area, an eight bed Short Stay Unit, procedure rooms and resuscitation rooms.

The Department is accredited for two years advanced training with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and has paediatric logbook training. It offers registrar rotations in ICU, anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, toxicology, spinal medicine, psychiatry and paediatrics. The Department is also the acute spinal reception area of Austin Health, and the home of the Victorian Poison Information Centre since 2008.

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