Austin Hospital Redevelopment

Heidelberg, VIC


Completion  |  2005
In association with  |  Silver Thomas Henley

The Austin Hospital is located in Heidelberg, 20 minutes north-east of Melbourne’s city centre. The hospital was reopened in 2005 after a major redevelopment. The project has cemented Austin Health’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading teaching, training and research centres with some of the best facilities in the country.

The mental health facilities include 55 mental health beds as part of an expanded mental health precinct, with 15 adult acute psychiatry beds (High Dependency Unit), 9 beds for the Mood and Eating Disorder Unit and six beds for the Mother and Baby Unit. It also provides a comprehensive range of child and adolescent and mental health services. Services are provided on an inpatient basis and in community settings. This exciting redevelopment project that provides state-of-the-art public mental health facilities with two new facilities with two new units.


  • A unique teaching, training and research precinct including a teaching space and laboratory on each level of the Austin Hospital Tower;
  • An expanded mental health precinct with five mental health beds, including 15 adult acute psychiatry beds, nine beds for the Mood and Eating Disorder Unit and six beds for the Parent Infant Unit;
  • Extensive rehabilitation facility;
  • 400 acute beds;
  • A 30-bed intensive care unit;
  • One of the state’s largest adult emergency units and a specialist six-bed unit for children;
  • A purpose-built, 26-bed high-tech spinal unit to serve all of Victoria and Tasmania;
  • Infectious diseases isolation rooms in each ward;
  • Almost a quarter of rooms as single-bed rooms;
  • En suite facilities in all rooms; and
  • Additional and refurbished operating theatres.