Victorian Heart Hospital

Location Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia

The $577 million Victorian Heart Hospital is Australia’s first state-of-the-art, specialist cardiac hospital. It provides innovative, holistic and patient-centred care, as well as world-leading research and education.

The hospital integrates clinical cardiology services, research and education to create a centre of excellence, raising the profile of cardiovascular research, treatment and training.

Patients with heart disease are now able to access world-class cardiac care and ground-breaking research, all under one roof.

The hospital welcomed its first patients in February 2023.

The Victorian Heart Hospital is operated by Monash Health and is located on the Monash University Clayton campus.

Victorian Heart Hospital - Major construction complete

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Australia’s first stand-alone heart hospital features: 

  • public and private cardiac inpatient beds
  • cardiac intensive care beds
  • same-day procedure beds
  • cardiac emergency department cubicles
  • facilities for prevention, recovery and rehabilitation
  • cardiac catheterisation laboratories
  • cardiac theatres and a sterilising unit
  • an advanced cardiac imaging centre
  • a heart rhythm centre
  • telehealth technology
  • pathology and pharmacy services
  • specialist research areas
  • helipad.

The Victorian Heart Hospital will provide the following benefits:  

Life-saving diagnosis and treatment  

Soon to be home to the state’s leading cardiac specialists and researchers, the Victorian Heart Hospital will provide life-saving diagnosis and treatment for thousands of patients each year. It will have the capacity to deliver up to: 

  • 2,150 cardiac surgery operations 
  • up to 13,500 cardiac laboratory procedures  
  • 8,500 cardiac computed tomography CT scans 
  • 2,800 cardiac magnetic resonance imaging MRI scans 
  • 28,300 cardiac emergency department presentations 
  • 48,000 clinic / telemedicine consultations 
  • 60,000 consulting room consultations.  

Latest telehealth technology

Cardiac patients in regional Victoria, across Australia and internationally will have access to clinical services through the latest telehealth technology. This will reduce the need to travel to receive expert care and advice.  

A centre of excellence

Patients will benefit from embedding cardiac research, education and training within clinical services. This approach is supported by global evidence and adopted in heart hospitals around the world.  

Good for the environment

The building’s environmental impact was minimised using passive design strategies. These include working with the natural climatic conditions to enable resilient and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. The building’s carbon footprint was lowered by using locally sourced materials.

Local jobs

The project created and sustained up to 1,700 jobs during construction. Once fully operational, the Victorian Heart Hospital will employ more than 850 people across clinical care and research.

This project was delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership Monash Health and Monash University, both leaders in the field of cardiac research, treatment and education.

The hospital’s clinical services will also build on the achievements of Monash Health Heart, the specialist cardiology service provider of Monash Health and now the largest provider of cardiac care in Victoria.

The co-location of Monash University’s training, education and research (TER) at the new Victorian Heart institute (VHI) and Monash Health’s Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre (MCRC) will increase collaboration and advancement in cardiovascular disease, diagnosis and treatment.

Bringing the project vision to life is a team of leading consultants and contractors, including:

  • Conrad Gargett and John Wardle Architects
  • AECOM building engineers
  • John Holland (builder).

Extensive community engagement with hospital staff, medical professionals and patients was conducted at critical stages throughout the project, to inform the design and services.

Community engagement plays a vital role in the long-term success of this project with all partners committed to transparent and inclusive consultation.


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21 December 2023

Wrapping up 2023

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Aerial view of the outside of the Victorian Heart Hospital

12 December 2023

VHBA In Brief: December 2023

Wrapping up major health project milestones for 2023
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28 September 2023

A heart for innovation

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Aerial view of the outside of the Victorian Heart Hospital

08 September 2023

Heart Hospital celebrated as best in design

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07 September 2023

In Brief: September 2023

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Checking in with women's heart health

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15 June 2023

Victorian Heart Hospital helipad is in operation

First helicopter lands on top of Victorian Heart Hospital’s new helipad.
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18 May 2023

Good design in health infrastructure

Stefano Scalzo and Professor Julie Bernhardt discuss the health and wellbeing benefits of good desig...
An upwards view from the outside of the Victorian Heart Hospital

17 May 2023

VHBA projects shortlisted for architecture awards

Four VHBA projects have been nominated for 2023 awards from the Australian Institute of Architects. ...
Photo of Professor Stephen Nicholls, Program Director of the Victorian Heart Hospital.

05 April 2023

Research at heart of cardiac hospital

Professor Stephen Nicholls, Program Director of the new Victorian Heart Hospital, explains how its r...
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30 November 2022

Victorian Heart Hospital: Major construction

Major construction on Australia’s first specialist, standalone cardiac hospital is complete.
Helicopter on a helipad at Bendigo Hospital

07 July 2022

Webinar: Victorian Heart Hospital flight paths

This online information session discussed proposed changes to the Monash Planning Scheme to protect ...
  • 5.00 pm - 5.45 pm
  • Online Event
Past event
Emergency department with desk in the middle and cubicles either side

15 June 2022

Expanding a major hospital emergency department

Explore how we expanded the busy Monash Medical Centre emergency department to help treat more peopl...
Victorian Heart Hospital renders

25 June 2021

Construction on track at first heart hospital

Work on the Victorian Heart Hospital hasn’t skipped a beat with the main structural works now comple...
Child getting heart rate check by doctor while sitting beside mother

10 June 2021

World Heart Rhythm Week 2021

It’s World Heart Rhythm Week – a global event aimed at raising awareness and promoting better unders...
Aerial view of Victorian Heart Hospital construction site, showing scaffolding, cranes and a shell of a tower

19 February 2021

Video: Victorian Heart Hospital construction

Construction of the Victorian Heart Hospital three-level basement and main entrance on Blackburn Roa...
Victorian Heart Hospital renders

29 September 2020

Celebrating World Heart Day 2020

Today is World Heart Day and we spoke to cardiac rhythm nurse Melissa Harvey about her role and how ...
Professor Professor Stephen Nicholls is interviewed on the progress of the Victorian Heart Hospital

29 July 2020

Video: Victorian Heart Hospital construction

Construction is progressing on Australia’s first dedicated state-of-the-art cardiac facility – the V...
Victorian Heart Hospital renders

07 February 2020

Designs unveiled for the Victorian Heart Hospital

The Victorian Government has released new artist impressions of the Victorian Heart Hospital.

21 July 2019

Preparing to build the Victorian Heart Hospital

Work is getting underway on the Victorian Heart Hospital – Australia’s first dedicated state-of-the-...

21 July 2019

Victorian Heart Hospital FAQs

We're excited to announce that construction is about to start on Australia’s first dedicated state-o...

23 June 2019

Builder appointed for the Victorian Heart Hospital

Final sign-off has been given to start early works on Australia’s first dedicated, state-of-the-art ...

23 October 2018

Milestone sod turn for Victorian Heart Hospital

Australia’s first dedicated heart hospital is coming to life, with the first sod turned on the Victo...

02 March 2018

Architect duo to design Victorian Heart Hospital

Two powerhouse architectural firms have joined forces to design and deliver Australia’s first state-...


Victorian Heart Hospital
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  • Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia
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