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An overview of visitor guidelines, facilities and resources at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).
As part of our COVID-19 safety measures, there are limits on the number and type of visitors who can come in to see patients. Some visitors may also need to take a RAT test. Guidelines will vary, so before visiting it’s important to check our Visitor Guidelines page.
For your safety and the safety of our patients, families and staff, people who have COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms need to stay home and take care of themselves.
Please prepare for a check in process up to 30 minutes. You will need to check in whether you are visiting a ward or attending a specialist appointment.
For everyone’s safety, we provide surgical masks which you must wear over your mouth and nose. We also ask that you sanitise your hands regularly.
The main hospital entry doors are locked at 8.30pm each night and unlocked at 8am each morning. Parents staying by their child’s bedside overnight should speak with the nursing staff if they wish to leave and return to the hospital.
You are welcome to bring gifts when visiting, but please make sure any balloons are latex free.
If you would like to bring flowers, we recommend checking first with the nursing staff, as some wards or patients cannot have flowers in their room.
The RCH is located at 50 Flemington Road, Parkville.
Ticketed parking is available underneath the hospital. Access is via Entry 1, 2 or 4 from Flemington Road. Visit our Car Parking page.
Trams 58 and 59 stop outside the hospital. Tram route 57 also stops nearby.
We have a range of facilities on site to support parents, carers and other visitors.