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The Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) is a branch of the Department of Health (DH) in the Victorian Government.

We are responsible for the planning and delivery of the Victorian Government’s multibillion-dollar health infrastructure program.

Our work includes planning and building new public hospitals and emergency care, community health services, ambulance branches, residential aged care and mental health facilities. We also administer the replacement and upgrade of engineering infrastructure and medical equipment, alongside the asset management of existing health facilities.

Through strong partnerships with local and federal government, health services, industry and the Victorian community, our expert teams provide inclusive, innovative and sustainable solutions. This ensures our health system meets the current and future needs of all Victorians.

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Glass panels on the side of the Victorian Heart Hospital

Winner

20 December 2023

Victorian Heart Hospital, 2023 World Architecture Festival, Completed Build...

The Victorian Heart Hospital's has been awarded for its range of forms, colours and finishes that imbue the exterior with a robust, civic appearance that strives to be welcoming and reassuri...
Awards
The outside of the Victorian Heart Hospital.

Winner

07 September 2023

Victorian Heart Hospital, INDE.Awards 2023, Health and Wellbeing Space

The Victorian Heart Hospital’s design has been recognised for considering the health and wellness of users and being guided by clinical and patient voices.
Awards
Award card that reads 'Australian Design Awards 2023. Better Future. Gold

Winner

03 February 2023

New Footscray Hospital, 2023 Australian Design Awards, Architecture - Commu...

The New Footscray Hospital's virtual engagement room has been recognised for its design that reflects functional and social considerations.
Awards
A row of people accepting an award

Winner

08 December 2022

Emergency Department Modular Hospitals Procurement Program

Our Emergency Department Modular Hospitals Procurement Program was recognised at the Project Management Achievement Awards 2022.
Awards
Artist impression of new Footscray Hospital

Winner

20 July 2022

New Footscray Hospital, Melbourne Design Awards 2022, Digital – Government ...

The new Footscray Hospital's virtual engagement room has been recognised as part of the Melbourne Design Awards 2022.
Awards

Winner

25 May 2022

New Footscray Hospital, Best Healthcare Project, 2022 Partnership Awards

The new Footscray Hospital is the largest health infrastructure investment in Victoria’s history.
Awards
Jeroen Weimar and Deanne Leaver at the IPAA Awards

Winner

11 May 2022

Award: Established Leader --- Top 50 Public Sector Women 2022

Deanne Leaver, Executive Director, Asset Development and Infrastructure Advisory Services, has been recognised at the Awards.
Awards
Tina Skliros accepts the Government Partnerships Excellence award on behalf of the New Footscray Hospital project team. Image credit: Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Winner

10 May 2022

Award winner: New Footscray Hospital - Government Partnerships Excellence -...

The award recognises the strong relationships the New Footscray hospital project team have built with project partners.
Awards
Welcome screen from inside the new Footscray Hospital virtual engagement room Nov 2021

Winner

31 March 2022

New Footscray Hospital virtual engagement room, 2022, GOV Design Awards

The new Footscray Hospital virtual engagement room has won gold at the 2022 GOV Design Awards.
Awards
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Winner

13 September 2021

IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards

The IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards build awareness, contribute to the practice and recognise excellence in public participation and community engagement.
Awards
Exterior of the Thomas Embling Hospital

Winner

18 September 2020

Thomas Embling Hospital, 2020 Mental Health Design Award, European Healthca...

Thomas Embling Hospital is a secure forensic mental health hospital, providing care and treatment for people living with a serious mental illness.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-promo

Winner

10 July 2019

Bendigo Hospital, Award of Excellence - Civic Landscape category, 2019 Vict...

 Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
A courtyard at Bendigo Hospital filled with ferns and tree ferns

Winner

10 July 2019

Bendigo Hospital, 202020 Vision Green Design Award, 2019 Good Design Awards...

 Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-designs-promo

Winner

10 July 2019

Bendigo Hospital, Urban Design Category, 2019 Good Design Awards 

 Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Orygen-promo

Winner

18 June 2019

Orygen and OYH Parkville building wins Best Mental Health Design at 2019 Eu...

The Orygen Youth Health Services clinical and research centre is designed for young people with serious mental illness.
Awards
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Winner

10 November 2018

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Landscape Architecture Award, 2018 A...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
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Winner

01 November 2018

Bendigo Hospital, Best Public Architecture, 2018 Australian Institute of Ar...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-foliage-promo

Winner

01 November 2018

Bendigo Hospital, Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture, 2018 Nati...

 Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
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Winner

24 May 2018

Bendigo Hospital, Contractor Excellence, 2018 Infrastructure Partnerships A...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
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Winner

11 May 2018

Bendigo Hospital, 2018 Victorian Development of the Year award, 2018 RLB Vi...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
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Winner

11 May 2018

Bendigo Hospital, Best Public Building Victoria Award, 2018 Innovation and ...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

30 November 2017

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Best Operational Project, 2017 PPP A...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

25 November 2017

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, National Commercial/Industrial Const...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
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Winner

22 November 2017

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Excellence in Construction of Commer...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-designs-promo

Winner

26 October 2017

Bendigo Hospital, Best Commercial Interior, 2017 Australian Timber Design A...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
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Winner

26 October 2017

Bendigo Hospital, Best Large Business Award, 2017 Premier's Sustainability ...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
A courtyard at Bendigo Hospital filled with ferns and tree ferns

Winner

26 October 2017

Bendigo Hospital, The Premier's Regional Recognition Award, 2017 Premier's ...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
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Winner

28 September 2017

Bendigo Hospital, Best of Asia Pacific Design Award - Healthcare Category, ...

Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional infrastructure development in Victoria’s history. It is widely recognised as setting a new standard in healthcare design and delivery.
Awards
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Winner

21 August 2017

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, New Construction Project of the Year...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

30 June 2017

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, William Wardell Award for Public Arc...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

30 June 2017

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Victorian Architecture Medal, 2017 V...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Victorian-Comprehensive-Cancer-Centre-scanning-equipment-promo

Winner

01 November 2016

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Interior Design Gold Award, 2016 Des...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
' '

Winner

01 November 2016

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Architecture Gold Award, 2016 Design...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
' '

Winner

01 November 2016

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Best Project, 2016 Design 100 GOV De...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
' '

Winner

02 September 2016

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Best Large Commercial Project, 2016 ...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
' '

Winner

05 July 2013

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Best International Healthcare Projec...

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre is designed to save lives by connecting the world’s best in cancer research, education, treatment and care.
Awards
' '

Winner

30 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
' '

Winner

30 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, International Health Project (over 40,000 sqm), ...

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
' '

Winner

30 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, Interior Design, 2012Design & Health Internation...

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
' '

Winner

29 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, 2...

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
' '

Winner

29 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Prize, 2012 Victorian Architecture Awa...

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
' '

Winner

29 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, Victorian Architecture Medal, 2012 Victorian Arc...

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
Artist's impression of courtyard for the Mental health bed expansion program at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Winner

27 April 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, Interior Design Excellence & Innovation award, 2...

The Royal Children’s Hospital is one the state’s leading paediatric hospitals providing specialist care for children. It is also a leading hospital in paediatric training and research.
Awards
An upwards view from the outside of the Victorian Heart Hospital

Shortlisted

26 May 2023

Victorian Heart Hospital, 2023 Urban Developer Awards, Development of the Y...

The Victorian Heart Hospital has been shortlisted in the Development of the Year - Social Infrastructure category of the Urban Developer Awards.
Awards
The outside of the Northern Hospital.

Shortlisted

11 May 2023

Northern Hospital, Victorian Architecture Awards 2023, Public Architecture

The Mental Health Beds Expansion program at Northern Hospital has been shortlisted in the Public Architecture category for the Victorian Architecture Awards.
Awards
Chairs and tables and living area at the McKellar Centre

Shortlisted

11 May 2023

McKellar Centre, Victorian Architecture Awards 2023, Interior Architecture ...

The Mental Health Beds Expansion program at McKellar Centre has been shortlisted in the Interior Architecture category for the Victorian Architecture Awards.
Awards
The outside of the Victorian Heart Hospital.

Shortlisted

11 May 2023

Victorian Heart Hospital, Victorian Architecture Awards 2023, Public Archit...

The Victorian Heart Hospital has been shortlisted in the Public Architecture category for the Victorian Architecture Awards.
Awards
The landscaped gardens of the Berengarra Aged Care facility.

Shortlisted

11 May 2023

Berengarra Aged Care, Victorian Architecture Awards 2023, Public Architectu...

The Berengarra (St George's) Aged Care facility has been shortlisted in the Public Architecture category for the Victorian Architecture Awards.
Awards
Northern Hospital exterior

Shortlisted

26 May 2022

Northern Hospital - 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards - Public Architectur...

Designed by Lyons, the Northern Hospital expansion’s architecture reflects the growth and evolution of the hospital.
Awards
Profile image of Tina Skliros

Shortlisted

21 April 2022

Award shortlist: Leading Woman in Infrastructure category – 2022 Partnershi...

Tina Skliros, Director, Public Private Partnership Project and Project Director for the new Footscray Hospital, has been shortlisted as a leading voice in the industry.
Awards
artists impression of the exterior and garden area in the new mental health facility at the Mckellar Centre

Shortlisted

02 March 2022

McKellar Centre, 2021, Service Design, Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

The 16-bed facility under construction at the McKellar Centre in Geelong has been named a finalist in the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards for service design.
Awards
Artist impression of the Ballarat Road view of the new Footscray Hospital

Shortlisted

29 September 2021

New Footscray Hospital, Healthcare Project of the Year, 2021 Partnerships A...

The new Footscray Hospital is the largest health infrastructure investment in Victoria's history.
Awards
Artist's impression of courtyard for the Mental health bed expansion program at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Shortlisted

29 June 2021

Mental Health Beds Expansion Program, Excellence in Community Engagement, 2...

The Mental Health Beds Expansion Program has been recognised for its use of innovative community engagement approaches throughout the design process.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Orygen-promo

Shortlisted

21 June 2019

Orygen and OYH Parkville building, The Wellness Space Award, 2019 INDE Awar...

The Orygen Youth Health Services clinical and research centre is designed for young people with serious mental illness.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Orygen-promo

Shortlisted

31 May 2019

Orygen and OYH Parkville building, Best Public Design, 2019 Australian Inte...

The Orygen Youth Health Services clinical and research centre is designed for young people with serious mental illness.
Awards
Colourful graphic with the words 'Partnerships Awards: Highly Commended' highlighted

Runner up

09 May 2023

Royal Children's Hospital, Partnership Awards 2023, Best Operational Projec...

The Royal Children's Hospital has been highly commended for the Best Operational Project - Healthcare & Education award at the international Partnerships Awards 2023.
Awards
Colourful graphic with the words 'Partnerships Awards: Highly Commended' highlighted

Runner up

09 May 2023

Frankston Hospital redevelopment, Partnership Awards 2023, Best Healthcare ...

The Frankston Hospital has been highly commended for the Best Healthcare Project award at the international Partnerships Awards 2023.
Awards
Award logo reading 'Australian Design Awards 2023. Better Future. Silver

Runner up

03 February 2023

New Footscray Hospital, 2023 Australian Design Awards, Digital – Government...

The New Footscray Hospital's virtual engagement room has been recognised for providing greater accessibility to, and knowledge of, government resources.
Awards

Corporate news

Mosaic of images of VHBA health projects with title '2023, what a year!' in the middle

21 December 2023

Wrapping up 2023

In this video we celebrate major health infrastructure project milestones over the past 12 months
News
A doctor smiling and talking to a patient in a hospital.

23 May 2023

Victorian State Budget 2023-24

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is investing $659 million for health, mental health and aged care infrastructure projects across the state.
News
Photo of three round theatre lights at the Victorian Heart Hospital

17 January 2023

Engineering and medical upgrade funding awarded

The recipients of the 2022-2023 medical equipment and infrastructure funds have been announced. Twenty-three recipients will share $55 million in vital funding.
News

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Last updated: 14 February 2024