Wollongong Mental Health Unit


What the service is

The Wollongong Mental Health Unit is a 20 bed unit directed at the treatment and recovery of consumers with an acute mental health problem.

What we do

To ensure consumers receive the best possible care that will assist them to make a speedy recovery, relevant services, including Drug and Alcohol Services, psychology, social work or occupational therapy will be offered at the earliest opportunity; and when consumers are ready to return to the community, they can be referred to a rehabilitation or community service as needed.

While consumers are on the unit, each consumer will have their own bedroom, and there are laundry facilities available if needed. The unit environment includes two lounge areas, a community dining room, and a spacious courtyard with access to exercise equipment. There is also an activity room where consumers have the option of occupying their time with craft activities. There is also a Quiet room for consumers, and nursing staff are available 24 hours a day.

What to expect

Consumers are admitted for different reasons. It is important to be aware of your treatment plan and legal status - discuss this with your doctor and nurse. Staff on the unit run a program of activities that is aimed at assisting your recovery. The day program runs from Monday to Friday.

Who should access this service

The Wollongong Mental Health Inpatient Unit is an adult mental health unit.

How to access this service

Referrals to the Mental Health Service are by calling:

Mental Health Line 1800011511

Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone access service.

If it is an emergency call: 000

What to bring / what will be required

You will require a change of clothes and personal toiletries. Any money and valuables (including mobile phones) will be placed in the unit safe on admission

Contact Information

Wollongong Mental Health Unit
Level 3, Block C, D lifts
Wollongong Hospital
Loftus Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Wollongong Mental Health Unit
Wollongong Hospital
Locked Mail Bag 8808
South Coast Mail Centre NSW 2521
1800 011 511
02 4253 4300
Monday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00am to 8:00pm

How to get there

You can drive to Wollongong Hospital or use public transport. The hospital faces Crown Street, however the main street entrance is via Loftus Street. The nearest train station is Wollongong Railway Station, and buses service the area. There is a free bus, 55A and 55C, which operate between the hospital, town, and the train station. The Wollongong Mental Health Inpatient Unit is in the main hospital building – Level 3, Block C, D lifts.


Paid public parking is available at the Wollongong Hospital site.

Advice for disabled to get to the service

Wollongong Hospital can be accessed by persons with a disability