Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment: Community information session

The Ballarat community was invited to attend a drop-in information session to view and learn more about the final designs for Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.

07 September 2022

5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St N Ballarat Central  Victoria 3350

About this event

The community was invited to come along to our community information session to view and learn more about the final design of the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.

The new designs showcase the new look and feel of the redeveloped hospital, including the new multilevel tower that includes:

  • a new emergency department
  • a women and children’s hub
  • state-of-the-art theatre suite
  • an extra 100 inpatient and short-stay beds.

The information session was also an opportunity to meet the team behind the massive $541.6 million build. Staff from the Victorian Health Building Authority, Grampians Health and Lyons Architect were available to answer questions about the redevelopment.

The event was held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat between 5.30pm - 7.30pm on Wednesday, 7 September. Tea, coffee and food were provided.

Getting there

Public transport

Ballarat railway station and bus interchange is just a few minutes walk from the Gallery.


There’s plenty of on street parking within walking distance of the Gallery with free parking located behind the Gallery on Field St. Two accessible car spaces are available right out the front of the Gallery on Lydiard St for permit holders.

About the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment

The Victorian Government has committed $541.6 million to redevelop the Ballarat Base Hospital.

Once completed, the upgraded hospital will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients per year.

The redevelopment of Ballarat Base Hospital will deliver:

  • a new central energy plant
  • new pharmacy and pathology facilities
  • a new Education and Learning Centre
  • a multilevel hospital tower
  • a new emergency department
  • a new women and children’s hub
  • an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds
  • a new and expanded critical care floor.

A new and expanded critical care floor will bring together operating theatres, procedure rooms, an expanded intensive care unit, endoscopy suites and consulting rooms. This will deliver capacity for an additional 4,000 surgeries every year.

The redevelopment will be completed over multiple stages. Construction of the final stage is expected to be completed in 2027.

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Last updated: 08 September 2022