Warrnambool Base Hospital Redevelopment

Warrnambool Base Hospital Redevelopment

The Warrnambool Base Hospital will be redeveloped to provide additional capacity and enable services to expand over time. Key areas to be redeveloped include:

  • emergency department
  • theatre suite, including sterilisation department and new plant and equipment
  • inpatient unit
  • paediatric unit
  • short stay and day stay surgical units
  • medical imaging
  • pathology
  • back-of-house areas such as food services, biomedical engineering and engineering facilities, and
  • a new underground car park.

The redevelopment will also include construction of an offsite regional logistics distribution centre for provision of goods and equipment and linen services to public health services in the south west. 

Key Dates

Nov 2020 Project Announcement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Commencement
Jun 2026 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Victorian Government


Oct 2020 The masterplan for the regional logistics distribution centre was completed.
Nov 2020 The Victorian Government allocated $384 million in funding for the project in its 2020-21 Budget, with $3.3 million to be spent in FY2020-21.
May 2021 The 2021-22 Victorian Budget allocated $23.7 million towards the project in FY2021-22.
Jul 2021 The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for the procurement of Principal Architect and Building Engineering Services Consultant for Enabling Works of the project.
Aug 2021 The Victorian Government opened EOIs for the procurement of a Principal Architect and a Building Engineering Services Consultant across Early Works and Main Works components of the project.
Nov 2021 The Victorian Government opened EOIs for the procurement of Contractor Services for the Enabling Works package.
Feb 2022 The Victorian Government awarded the Project's Design Contract to Billard Leece Partnership, as architect, and AECOM Australia, as building services engineering consultant.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Victoria |