Project status: Open

Canberra Hospital is expanding to include a new emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility with more operating rooms, more treatment spaces and more intensive care beds.

Construction of the new facility is expected to take place from 2021 to 2024.

The project is being co-designed with hospital users and the wider community to ensure this new facility is fit-for-purpose and meets the needs of Canberrans for years to come.

Visit the Canberra Hospital Expansion website for more information about the project.

If you have any feedback or questions about the project in the meantime, you can contact us at

Disclaimer: the above video was produced in November 2019. The images displayed in the video are early concept images and do not reflect current design.

Video Transcript

How to have your say:

In line with the nation-wide efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we have now suspended all face-to-face engagement activities. Consumer and community reference group meetings are continuing virtually on a monthly basis.

Your feedback and ideas on the Canberra Hospital Expansion will feed into the Local Community Reference Group and Consumer Reference Group forums.

Send your feedback and ideas to

Local Community Reference Group

We are investing in meaningful engagement with interested community members who would like to contribute to the conversation around the planning of this new facility.

The Local Community Reference Group comprises local Canberra community members and is a critical conduit between the project team and the community. The group ensures local neighbourhood feedback during the design process is heard, particularly in areas regarding:

  • traffic
  • safety
  • urban design
  • delivery arrangements.

The first Local Community Reference Group Forum took place on 4 February 2020, providing a chance for the local community to share their thoughts, concerns and aspirations for the Canberra Hospital Expansion. To find out about feedback and ideas received at the forum, read the What We Heard report.

Read more about stakeholder representative groups for the Canberra Hospital Expansion.

Consumer Reference Group

We are also working with a Community Reference Group comprised of key professional and community representatives to ensure the design of the new facility meets the needs of the community. To learn more about this forum, visit the project website.

We are looking at:

Current areas of focus include accessibility and transport links to and from the hospital precinct. Feedback and ideas on this topic will help feed into the Local Community Reference Group and Consumer Groups forums and planning for transport links when the new facility is complete.

An upcoming focus area will include landscaping and layout of community spaces, which will help design the urban spaces for the new facility.

We will use your views to:

Inform and guide the Local Community Reference Group and the Consumer Reference Group discussions to help shape the Canberra Hospital Expansion.

Feedback from the Canberra community to date has fed into the designs for the new facility, ensuring greater linkages between essential services, improving access to the emergency department via a new drop-off area, and reducing hospital-related traffic along local roads.

If you have any questions, contact us.