New Mount Barker Hospital Development

The South Australian Government has committed $320.8 million to the New Mount Barker Hospital Development which will see a major redevelopment on the existing site and provide greater access to high-quality health services closer to home for the expanding population of Mount Barker and the Adelaide Hills region.

The New Mount Barker Hospital will:

  • triple inpatient capacity from 34 to 102 beds
  • expand capacity in specialist maternity, paediatric, rehabilitation, medical, surgical and palliative care beds
  • deliver 35 consult rooms to support community and allied health, Aboriginal health and medical outpatient services
  • allow for onsite dispensing pharmacies and pathology laboratories
  • establish a new 12-bed mental health unit.

For more information view our New Barker Hospital Development Brochure (PDF 1863KB)

Community consultation

Through all stages of the development, our engagement approach will be guided by the New Mount Barker Hospital Engagement Framework which sets out how we will involve the workforce, community and consumers in the engagement process.

We are committed to ensuring the community is engaged and kept informed about the New Mount Barker Hospital Development.

A Community and Consumer Reference Group is consulting with the project team, providing feedback on the planning and designs, and helping ensure the new hospital meets the needs of the community.

We’re also engaging with key stakeholders including the veterans community, First Nations and Peramangk Peoples, and key interest groups such as the Adelaide Hills’ Palliative Care Interest Group.

The project continues to seek feedback from the community and is looking for local residents and hospital users to be a part of future consultation. To express your interest in being involved please contact us via the details provided below.

Concept designs

We are pleased to share initial design concepts (PDF 1000MB), which have been prepared by the design team in consultation with the local communities, consumers and key clinical partners. These design concepts are indicative design concepts only and artist impression only.

Image 1: A site aerial of the New Mount Barker Hospital Development


Image 2: The NMBH ‘Block and Stack’ – diagrammatic representation of clinical adjacencies showing proposed location of functions and services across floors and levels of the new building site.

Image 3: Artist impression of the arrival experience at the New Mount Barker Hospital Development, not to accurate scale and mature trees shown are for illustrative purposes only. 

Detailed designs will be produced and a development application prepared and lodged for assessment by the State Planning Commission in late 2024.

Public notification of the development application will occur and you will be able to provide your feedback on the application directly to the State Planning Commission.

Planning approval of the development application is required before construction can commence.

Current activities and upcoming events

Community displays

Visit the Mount Barker Library and Woodside Library where project information is on display until Friday 14 June, including hard copies of the New Barker Hospital Development Brochure (PDF 1863KB) and forms for your to share your feedback with us.

We will have a display at the Strathalbyn library from Monday 17 June 2024 and details about staffed sessions will be provided here, for those who wish to speak with members of the project team in person.

Mount Barker Reconciliation Fun Day

Visit the new hospital stand at the Family Fun Day where children can enjoy hospital themed Lego and you can learn more about the New Mount Barker Hospital Development.

Thursday 30 May 2024
10:00am to 2:00pm
Keith Stephenson Park, Adelaide Road, Mount Barker

Contact us

For any questions or enquiries about the New Mount Barker Hospital Development, please contact us by emailing Health.NMBH@sa.gov.au or phone 1300 317 447 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.