Wollongong Hospital

The Wollongong Hospital is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s major referral and teaching hospital and has bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.

Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s eight hospitals and is the region’s tertiary referral hospital, which means it has the capacity to treat specialist and complex cases. Wollongong’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in New South Wales with around 70,000 presentations each year.

The Hospital is closely affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. An academic suite located at Wollongong Hospital supports both the Graduate School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University.

Wollongong Hospital has recently undergone a transformation with greater than $110 million worth of capital works enhancements which included the construction of the Illawarra Elective Surgical Services Centre and the new multi deck carpark.

The Hospital has a dedicated group of volunteers and it has strong links with a wide range of community groups including Friends of Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Carers, Dialysis Transplant Association and Community Care Link.

Visitors Information Centre


Local Health District

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Traditional Owners

The Aboriginal people of the Dharawal, Tharawal, Gundungurra and Yuin nations

Opening Hours

General Wards - Visiting hours are between 11:00am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Two adult visitors are allowed in each visiting session for each patient. Different people are now able to visit in each visiting session each day. Three visitors at a time are permitted if an adult is accompanying a child during business hours.

Emergency Department - One visitor is permitted to accompany a patient, if their presence is necessary. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to accompany a patient in the Emergency Department. The Nurse-in-Charge may modify this in exceptional circumstances.

Birthing Unit - During labour and birth, mothers are able to be supported by up to two people with no time restriction.                       

Maternity Ward - The partner/support person is able to visit for unrestricted periods between 8:00am and 8:00pm Up to two adult visitors at any one time (including the partner/support person and two children) are able to be present during general hospital visiting hours from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Neonatal Unit allows both parents/carers with no restrictions on length of visit.


There is an ATM located on Level 1 near the block A lifts - most cards are accepted.

Address Loftus Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone02 4222 5000
WebsiteVisit Website


Patient/Carer Checklist

Support Contacts

Social Work Department02 4253 4500 Monday - Friday - After Hours and Weekend Emergency 02 4222 5000
Carer Support02 4222 5000
Chaplaincy02 4222 5000
Volunteer Service02 4222 5000
Aboriginal Liaison02 4222 5000
Telehealth02 4222 5000
R.E.A.C.H02 4222 5000
CALD TranslationHealth Care Interpreter Service is available 24/7 on 1800 247 272
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