We know restricted visiting hours have been hard on friends and families and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We have made the following changes effective Saturday 23 April.

Keeping our patients safe

Visiting hours at the RMH will be between the hours of 10am and 8pm with a rest period between the hours of 1.30 - 2.30pm.

Up to two visitors can be at the bedside at any one time, to allow for physical distancing.

Please display your vaccination status to share with our screening team. If you are not vaccinated, you will be asked to complete a rapid antigen test (RAT).

All visitors will be asked to wear an N95 mask during their visit. If you have a mask exemption, you will be asked to complete a RAT.

On COVID-19 wards, and in our Emergency Department and ICU, please speak to the Nurse-in-Charge before your arrival. For your safety, additional restrictions may apply in these areas.

Visitors are not to visit a hospital to see patients if they:

  • Have tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms, or
  • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

If you are currently COVID positive or a household contact and are wanting to visit a patient who is currently at end of life, please call the hospital prior to your arrival.

Video calls to patients

Where possible phone calls and video chat are encouraged between patients and consumers and visitors.

This video explains some of the ways you can keep in touch with your loved ones while they are in our care:

Coming to the Royal Melbourne Hospital?

If you are coming to a Royal Melbourne Hospital site, you can now register your visit and respond to the screening questions in advance. This will reduce the time spent in the queue to enter our services. Please pay attention to the questions regarding time spent in any hotspots. For information about outpatient and imaging (radiology) appointments is available on our Outpatients and Telehealth appointments page.

Visit the Department of Health website for the latest information about case locations and outbreaks.

Pre-register your visit to The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Please show screening staff proof of your completed registration when you arrive.

Have you been in a COVID hotspot recently?

More information about Victoria’s red, orange and green zones is available on the Department of Health website.

The Department also lists locations that have been linked to COVID positive cases in Victoria. If you think you may been exposed or have been to these locations then please also contact the Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Read the Department of Health's website for more information.