We welcome visitors. They improve a patient’s recovery and the communication between patients, families and staff.

Are you planning to visit the Royal Melbourne Hospital?

Visitors are no longer required to check in at the RMH Parkville hospital entrances.

You should not enter the hospital if you are unwell, have COVID-19 or are a COVID-19 contact. 

All visitors must wear a surgical mask or an N95 mask, as preferred. Visitors with a mask exemption must wear a face shield.

In some high-risk areas, such as the Emergency Department, N95 masks must be worn by visitors and patients. Visitors must also wear N95 masks in 7B, 5 West Day Medical and 6SW. Other wards may also require visitors to wear N95 masks.

Latest COVID-19 information

Visit the Department of Health for the latest information about protecting yourself and others. We thank you for your continued patience and support.

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Main entrance on Grattan street
Main entrance on Grattan Street

Key points

  • Visiting hours are from 10am to 8pm
  • We have a rest period between 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • If you are feeling unwell (have a cold, flu, diarrhoea or vomiting symptoms) you should not visit until you feel well again
  • Two visitors are allowed at the bedside during general visiting hours
  • Masks must be worn at all times and at all locations across our sites. Food and drink must not be consumed by visitors at the bedside (to avoid the need for mask removal)
  • Exemptions are in place for end-of-life care. Visitors should speak to the ward's Nurse Unit Manager
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The RMH Parkville
(03) 9342 7802
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
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The RMH Royal Park
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 15 March 2023