In an emergency, always call '000' first.
An expert team of doctors and nurses provide comprehensive emergency treatment and care at Epworth Geelong. Patients have direct access to diagnostic services, theatres and a wide range of on-call specialists and referral services.
By car: Travel time via car between Melbourne and Epworth Geelong is approximately 1 hour. The M1 Ring Road is the major freeway connecting Epworth Geelong and West Victoria to Melbourne.
From the Geelong CBD, follow route A10 Princes Highway toward Colac and turn right into Pigdons Road.
By train: View the V/Line train timetables between Melbourne and Geelong.
By bus: Bus routes 41 and 42 will stop at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, which is a 10 minute walk to Epworth Geelong's main entrance.
Bus route 43 from Geelong station will also stop directly outside Epworth Geelong on Pigdons Road.
Before visiting the hospital, please read the following information:
Visitor access restrictions now apply:
- Limit of only ONE designated visitor per patient at a time
- Only immediate family, next of kin and carers are permitted
- Visitors must be over 16
- Any visitors who have travelled in last 14 days are not permitted
- Reduced visiting hours apply (10am - 11.30am and 6pm - 7.30pm)
- All visitors to report to main or ward receptions
- Thermal temperature checks at point of entry
Plan your visit
Patients may tire easily, so please consider planning for a short visit only. We also ask visitors to ensure they remain considerate of other patients in keeping noise levels low when visiting and that children are supervised at all times.
Please also consider rescheduling your visit if you feel unwell until your health improves.
Lillies are known to cause allergies in some people. In the interests of protecting patients from this known allergen, we do not allow lilies to be bought into any of our hospitals.
Epworth welcomes all other flowers.
Pick up and drop off
Patients may be dropped off or picked up at the main entrance on Epworth Place. Cars can wait at this entrance for a maximum of 5 minutes. When planning your discharge please speak with nursing staff about whether you will need wheelchair assistance to leave hospital.
Temporary parking for patient pick-up and drop-off
15-minute temporary patient pick-up and drop-off zones are located outside both the main and rehabilitation entrances.
Temporary parking for Emergency patients
15-minute short-term parking is located outside the emergency department. This is for emergency patients only.
Visitor parking is available on-site, close to the main entrance. Please note the car park is not undercover. Parking fees apply at Epworth Geelong in the visitor parking area.
- 0 - 30 mins $0
- 30 mins - 1 hour: $2.30
- 1 - 1.5 hours: $3.40
- 1.5 - 2 hours: $4.50
- 2 - 2.5 hours: $5.60
- 2.5 - 3 hours: $6.70
- 3 - 3.5 hours: $7.80
- 3.5 - 4 hours: $8.90
- 4 - 8 hours: $12
- 8 - 24 hours: $25
Epworth Medical Imaging
Epworth Pathology is an affiliation of Melbourne Pathology and Epworth, providing quality pathology services to doctors and patients of Epworth.
The Epworth Geelong collection centre is open from Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5.00pm.
Slade Pharmacy stocks an extensive product range including specialised healthcare products.
Operating hours and location:
The pharmacy is located on Level 1, next to the main reception area and has the following operating hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
- Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
The cafe sells an array of hot meals, sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
Operating hours and location.
The cafe is located on Level 1, near the main entrance and has the following operating hours.
- Monday to Friday: 7am – 6pm (hot food 7.30am – 3pm)
- Saturday: 9am – 4pm
- Sunday: 9am – 3pm