Currently, no visitors are allowed to any Royal Melbourne Hospital sites (updated 11 October 2021).  

Keeping our patients safe

No permitted visitors are currently allowed to any Royal Melbourne Hospital sites. This is to keep our community safe.

Exceptions are in place for end of life. Please speak to the Nurse in Charge before your arrival.

Do not visit if you are unwell, are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, or are meant to be isolating.

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 the Nurse in Charge before arriving for further advice.

For outpatients, your appointments will be completed via Telehealth unless otherwise notified.

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:

Requirement for visitors and carers in all areas

  • Do not attend if you are unwell

  • You will be screened for signs of COVID-19 when entering Royal Melbourne Hospital sites
  • All visitors and essential carers will be required to wear surgical masks, which will be provided upon entering
  • Maintain 1.5m distance from patients, employees and others
  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment must be worn as directed by the nursing team

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 DHHS 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 DHHS Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Read the DH's website's update for more information.