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The Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) is a Project Office within the The Victorian Infrastructure Delivery Authority (VIDA).

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 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 reassuring...
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 has been recognised at the 2022 Partnership Awards.
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

Mental Health Beds Expansion Program, Infrastructure (Planning and Design),...

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...

The European Healthcare Design (EHD) Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in healthcare design in Europe and around the world across nine different categories.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-promo

Winner

10 July 2019

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

The Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards celebrate the best landscape architecture projects in the state.
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...

The Australian Good Design Awards showcases the very best in design and innovation to a global audience. The Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards, promoting exce...
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-designs-promo

Winner

10 July 2019

Bendigo Hospital, Urban Design Category, 2019 Good Design Awards 

The Australian Good Design Awards showcases the very best in design and innovation to a global audience. The Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards, promoting exce...
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Orygen-promo

Winner

18 June 2019

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

The European Healthcare Design Awards are organised by Architects for Health and the SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange and aim to contribute to the development of knowledge and standards in th...
Awards
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Winner

10 November 2018

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

The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia.
Awards
' '

Winner

01 November 2018

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

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards recognise the outstanding efforts of both architectural practitioners and advocates for their profession.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-foliage-promo

Winner

01 November 2018

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

The National Architecture Awards is an integrated, hierarchical program resulting in annual awards at National, Chapter (State and Territory) and, in some states, Regional levels. 
Awards
' '

Winner

24 May 2018

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

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Awards recognise the achievements of significant infrastructure across Australia and New Zealand.
Awards
' '

Winner

11 May 2018

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

The RLB Victorian Development of the Year award is part of the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program and is one of the most prestigio...
Awards
' '

Winner

11 May 2018

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

The Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program is one of the most prestigious property awards programs in Australia, promoting excellence ...
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

30 November 2017

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

The PPP Awards recognise industry best practice and projects in the Public/Private partnership realm.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

25 November 2017

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

Each year Master Builders Australia acknowledges excellence in the building and construction industry through its prestigious National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.
Awards
' '

Winner

22 November 2017

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

Each year Master Builders Australia acknowledges excellence in the building and construction industry through its prestigious National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Bendigo-Hospital-designs-promo

Winner

26 October 2017

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

The Australian Timber Design Awards competition is open to build environment professionals and students who want to showcase their built design and/or building projects in residential and/or...
Awards
' '

Winner

26 October 2017

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

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future.
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 ...

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards recognise and celebrate Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future.
Awards
' '

Winner

28 September 2017

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

International Interior Design Association Awards honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.
Awards
' '

Winner

21 August 2017

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

The Elevator World Project of the Year awards are the most prestigious honors in the elevator industry. Projects were judged on their innovation, creativity, advanced technology, and overall...
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

30 June 2017

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

The Victorian Architecture Awards are granted annually by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opp...
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-VCCC-Exterior-promo

Winner

30 June 2017

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

The Victorian Architecture Awards are granted annually by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opp...
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 GOV Design Awards celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators design projects within the government, community and public sectors.
Awards
' '

Winner

01 November 2016

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

The GOV Design Awards celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators design projects within the government, community and public sectors. 
Awards
' '

Winner

01 November 2016

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

The GOV Design Awards celebrate the courage of both commissioners and creators design projects within the government, community and public sectors.
Awards
' '

Winner

02 September 2016

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

These awards provide our members with the only Australia-wide opportunity to showcase their best projects to their peers, industry, government and their local community. These awards are the...
Awards
' '

Winner

05 July 2013

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

This award was presented by World Finance, a print and online magazine providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy...
Awards
' '

Winner

30 June 2012

Royal Children’s Hospital, Sustainable Design, 2012 Design & Health Interna...

The Design & Health International Academy Awards has a significant influence on the design and development of salutogenic environments that support health, wellbeing and quality of life arou...
Awards
' '

Winner

30 June 2012

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

The Design & Health International Academy Awards has a significant influence on the design and development of salutogenic environments that support health, wellbeing and quality of life arou...
Awards
' '

Winner

30 June 2012

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

The Design & Health International Academy Awards has a significant influence on the design and development of salutogenic environments that support health, wellbeing and quality of life arou...
Awards
' '

Winner

29 June 2012

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

The Victorian Architecture Awards are granted annually by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opp...
Awards
' '

Winner

29 June 2012

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

The Victorian Architecture Awards are granted annually by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opp...
Awards
' '

Winner

29 June 2012

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

The Victorian Architecture Awards are granted annually by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opp...
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 Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the pro...
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...

Northern Hospital has been recognised at the 2022 Victorian Architecture Awards.
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 has been recognised at the 2021 Partnerships Awards.
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...

As the only awards programme in the Indo-Pacific, the INDE.awards recognises the design diversity and creativity that abounds in the region. 
Awards
VHHSBA-Health-Orygen-promo

Shortlisted

31 May 2019

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

The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the pro...
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: 15 April 2024