At Epworth Freemasons we pride ourselves on the excellent outcomes we deliver for both mums and babies.

With state of the art equipment and highly trained staff with over 20 years experience, our commitment to world’s best practice in maternity c​are is second to none.

Guaranteed private rooms combined with stays at the Park Hyatt, an a-la carte kitchen, a night nursery and lactation specialists on hand make Epworth Freemasons one of Victoria’s most popular private maternity hospitals with mums to be.


​​​​​​Having your baby

Our experienced midwives know how important it is for you to be informed on your birth options. They will discuss with you the various choices and facilities available at Epworth Freemasons, all of which have been designed with your comfort and well-being as top priority.

Our delivery suites provide the latest in technology, blended discreetly into the room’s décor, creating a harmonious, safe and peaceful environment.

A fully-equipped operating theatre and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are also nearby, if required.

Caring for your baby

Our maternity unit has a ten-cot high-dependency nursery that cares for ill or premature babies. Our staff are trained to provide the highest-level of clinical and emotional support during you and your baby’s stay.

For mothers experiencing difficulty breast feeding, Epworth Freemasons has a breast feeding clinic. This is situated at the Park Hyatt and is managed by our qualified lactation consultants.


Epworth Freemasons offers a comprehensive suite of education classes for you, your partner and even grandparents.

These include classes discussing how you might prepare for labour, breast feeding, preparing for home, twin babies and parenting skills.


Catherine Kenna, Midwife: It takes a special person to become a midwife and it takes an exceptional person to become an Epworth Freemasons midwife.​​



Your accommodation

Our accommodation has been designed to provide a superior experience, level of support and security. We are delighted to be able to guarantee you a private room with an en-suite, television, telephone and free Wi-Fi. Several of our suites also have double beds.

A nurses’ station is only a short distance away, should you need us any time of the day or night for assistance or advice.

Your meals

At Epworth Freemasons, we pride ourselves on sourcing Australian products, prepared daily by a team of dedicated chefs, for you to enjoy.

Our menu is designed to reflect the seasons, with an emphasis on healthy and nutritional dishes.

Partner’s meals are also available, please ask your Food Service Assistant for more details.

Park Hyatt

At Epworth Freemasons we are committed to creating an environment that will support and help you bond with your baby. 

We believe that our boutique Hospital in the Hotel Program  at the nearby Park Hyatt Hotel, is an extension of that care. 

Because each birth and situation is different, this program is not available to everyone. There are strict medical criteria that needs to be met before you can be eligible for transfer to the Park Hyatt. Our maternity unit team will discuss your suitability following the birth of your baby and we encourage you to discuss your options with your obstetrician.

Read more about the Hospital in the Hotel Program.

​Visiting hours


Friends and family are welcome to visit at anytime that suits you throughout the day however please be mindful that you make time for your own recovery and time to bond with your baby. Please be considerate of other patients and families who may be recovering and remind your guests that visitors are required to leave the hospital premises by 8pm (this excludes partners).​

Early disc​harge voucher

Vouchers are available if you would like to return home earlier than your expected length of stay. This includes a $200 Coles/Myer voucher. Please speak to your nurse to see if you would like to discharge early.


For further information about our maternity unit, please call (03) 9418 8300.

We encourage you to have family private health insurance cover. This means that should your baby require admission to our special care nursery, you won’t incur significant out of pocket expenses.

Where are we​ located

The Epworth Freemasons Maternity Unit is located at – 2nd Floor, 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne and on the 1st floor 166 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne.

Undercover parking is available, with discounted rates available for partners of our maternity unit patients.

Keep in touc​h

We encourage you to follow us on social media. We provide expert insight and advice on pregnancy and caring for a newborn via our pages on Facebook and Instagram. Join the Epworth Freemasons Maternity community before you arrive!