Visitors are currently not permitted at Austin Health sites. Find out more about our visitor restrictions and exemptions.
Giving the growing number of COVID cases and exposure sites visitors will not be permitted to Austin Health sites from Saturday 7 August until further notice.
Exemptions remain in place for:
Please discuss with your Nurse Unit Manager or care team to confirm if you are eligible.
You must maintain a physical distance of 1.5 meters from others and wear a mask when inside our hospitals.
To speak to a ward, call our Switchboard on 03 9496 5000.
Where possible, Specialist Clinics (outpatient) appointments are being held by phone or Telehealth, rather than in person.
You will be contacted before your appointment to let you know if it will be conducted by phone or Telehealth. Please attend as normal unless told otherwise.
Patients who are required to attend face to face appointments are requested to come alone where possible.
One carer may remain if a patient:
Find out more about attending your Specialist Clinics appointment.
The Victorian Government has a list of identified COVID-19 exposure sites that can be found here.
If you have visited any of these sites then please follow the COVID testing and isolating instructions relevant to the exposure site/s (Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3) you have visited.
The traffic light system is also still in place to help keep the community safe during COVID-19 exposures and outbreaks across Australia. If you have been to a:
Find out the latest information on which areas in Australia are red, orange or green zones on Victorian Travel Permit System.
We are screening all visitors and outpatients entering Austin Health buildings, and have limited the number of entrances that people can use.
Find out more about screening points for visitors and patients.
You can help us to speed up the screening process by completing our Visitor Registration form before coming to hospital.