Bulli Hospital

Bulli Hospital opened in August 2020. It has been designed and specifically tailored to meet the needs of the District’s growing population.

The facility, which sits opposite the old hospital in Hospital Road, provides inpatient, outpatient and allied health services, as well as the Urgent Care Centre.

Bulli Hospital has a long and proud history in the Illawarra. It was first built at a cost of 800 pounds on a parcel of land contributed by Mrs George Organ and over the years, the hospital, campus and services grew. The original Hospital was opened by Lady Darley, wife of NSW Governor Sir Frederick Darley on Saturday, 20 May 1893, and consisted of a five-bed male ward, two-bed female ward, doctor’s room and matron’s room. 

This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) 

Bulli Urgent Care Centre (BUCC)

BUCC is open to treat minor health issues and injuries:

Monday to Friday
8am - 8pm

Saturday and Sunday
8am - 4:30pm

Getting here

The Bulli Hospital Shuttle Bus is a free service offered to staff, visitors and carers that runs Monday to Friday, 6:45am – 4:45pm. Visit the Bulli Hospital Shuttle Bus page for more information. 

Details on how to get to the Bulli Urgent Care Centre via car and public bus and train are here.


What services are offered at Bulli Hospital?
Bulli Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient and allied health services, as well as the Urgent Care Centre.

The Bulli Urgent Care Centre provides treatment for minor injury and illness, similar to a GP. The nurse-led model of care enables patients to be seen and assessed by specialist nurses who, in consultation with medical teams, deliver treatment and management plans for patients.

Those with more serious, complex and emergency conditions require transfer to Wollongong Hospital's Emergency Department, which provides a higher level of care.

What hours is the Bulli Urgent Care Centre open?
The Bulli Urgent Care Centre is open Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4:30pm.

When was the new Bulli Hospital opened?
The new Bulli Hospital was opened in 2020.

Why was the former Bulli Hospital closed?
The former Bulli Hospital was officially opened in 1893 and served the community for close to 130 years. As the aging buildings were coming to the end of their useful life, a decision was made to replace and construct a brand new and purpose-built hospital campus across the road that would reflect modern hospital design and provide fit for purpose spaces for treatment.

The transfer of hospital services, staff and patients to the new Bulli Hospital occurred in 2020. The Bulli Hospital campus incorporates contemporary hospital design that best supports modern health care.            
Why did Health decide to sell the former Bulli Hospital site?
Given the $50.4 million new hospital was built and the services were relocated across the road, the old Bulli Hospital was deemed surplus and no longer required for Health service delivery purposes. This disposal process was managed by NSW Health in accordance with NSW Government policies, processes and legislation.
Why couldn’t the former Bulli Hospital be updated or renovated?
The feasibility of renovating or maintaining the property was considered but rejected as adaptive re-use of any of the structures was financially and economically unfeasible. The decision to build on a new site followed a site selection process, which identified the green field site across the road as the best location to build a purpose built, contemporary facility that will allow us to meet the growing health needs of our community. The location of the new site across the road from the old Hospital allowed the District to continue to provide services from the old Hospital whilst construction of the new Bulli Hospital was completed.
What will happen to the former Bulli Hospital site?
The proposed use of the property by Landcom for residential purposes including diverse, affordable and sustainable housing, with a proportion of the new dwellings to be set aside for workers providing essential local services such as health, childcare and retail.

For more information on the future use of the former Bulli Hospital please contact Landcom on bulli@landcom.nsw.gov.au

For more information on the disposal of the former Bulli Hospital site or on the new Bulli Hospital please contact ISLHD-Communications@health.nsw.gov.au.

Contact Information
22 Hospital Road
Bulli NSW 2516
Postal Address
PO Box 281
Woonona NSW 2517