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Bendigo Hospital

Architect: Silver Thomas Hanley in conjunction with Bates Smart, landscaping by Oculus.

The new Bendigo Hospital is the largest regional hospital development in Victoria.  The $630M Victorian Government project delivers world-class healthcare facilities and provides a welcoming, holistic and positive environment that promotes wellbeing. The winner of many design awards including the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Regional Recognition Award, 2018 PCA Public Building of Victoria, and 2018  Australian Institute of Architects (Vic) Public Architecture Award, the new Bendigo Hospital was undertaken by Exemplar Health as a Private Public Partnership.

The hospital is a significant civic building integrating a holistic health framework,  considering the needs of patients, staff and the community, offering a tranquil and caring environment through the integration of architecture, landscaping, health planning and evidence-based design. Design solutions reflect the future needs of the region, providing value-for-money for constituents, and considered with sustainability, functionality and longevity as major themes. Landscaped courtyards, green roofs, and Dja Dja Wurrung and Chinese gardens reflect the cultural diversity of the region’s history, and views towards these landscapes characterise the design. The scale, colours and proportion of the hospital’s built form reference Bendigo’s distinguished heritage buildings, while establishing a strong sculpturally formed
civic element, a more friendly and human scale.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 October 10am–4pm

  • Special Note: Entry via Mercy Street. Photography is allowed, however no patients or staff should be identifiable in any pictures.

  • Tour Type: Guided + Self-guided

  • Tour Details: Self-guided tours available during the opening hours. Guided tours led by Bates Smart at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm for 45 minutes. Meet at the front entrance, look for the Open House sign and volunteers. Tour by Bates Smart Studio Director and Interior Designer; tour covers design concepts and philosophies, a walk of exterior and interior of main building public spaces.

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Building Type: Government

  • Facilities: Toilets, Child access, Food and beverage available

  • Year Built: 2017

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  • Transport: Paid Parking is available on site.

  • Photo Credit: 1: Kim Selby 2: Shannon McGrath 3: John Gollings


100 Barnard Street, Bendigo 3550, Bendigo VIC


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