Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Contact details


Mount Barker District Health Service

For all emergencies phone 000

Postal address: PO Box 42 Mount Barker SA  5251

Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital provides acute services ranging from in-hospital care for adults and children by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetrics and outpatients.

Patients may commence their stay at Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital but finish their care at one of the neighbouring hospitals with specialist medical or allied health input when required. All hospitals in the region work collaboratively to support the patient care needs of the region.

Accident and emergency services

In a medical emergency phone 000 and await ambulance attendance 

The new Emergency Department (ED) at the Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital will be open from 8:00am on Wednesday 7 June 2023. Entry to the new ED is at the rear of the hospital via Gates 1 and 2 on Wellington Road. Parking, including drop-off zones and disability parking is available.
Please note: access to the ED is no longer via the front doors of the hospital from 7 June.

Mental health emergencies

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency you can present to the accident and emergency service at Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. 

Alternatively, contact the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65 for mental health counselling, support and information 24 hours, 7 days.


For general information on COVID-19, please refer to:

Private patients

At the Mount Barker District Soldiers Memorial Hospital you can choose to be admitted as a Private Patient. Admission as a private patient has benefits for both you and the hospital. For more information please visit attending hospital as a private patient

Car parking

Parking is available on site, entering via the main entry on Wellington Road. There is also disabled parking on site.

Disabled access

Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital has full disability access. If you have special needs and are unsure, please contact reception who will assist you with your specific enquiry.

Services at our hospital

Services at Mount Barker District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital include emergency services, medical and surgical care, maternity and chemotherapy services.

Surgical services and specialists

The list of specialists who provide surgical services at Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is provided to assist GPs and members of the community with information about each specialist, including an indication of procedures performed, referral information, and the location of their consulting rooms.

The information listed has been provided by each specialist.

Information about surgeons can be found on the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons website ‘Find a Surgeon’ directory. The listing includes surgeons who meet the requirements of the College’s Continuing Professional Development program and have opted to be on the list.

News on the Mount Barker Hospital

The South Australian Government has committed $320.8 million to the New Mount Barker Hospital Development, which will see a major redevelopment of the hospital.

The existing Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital site has been identified as the most suitable location for the New Mount Barker Hospital following a Rapid Site Assessment report.

The new and bigger hospital and health service will triple inpatient capacity from 34 to 102 beds and increase community and allied health, outpatient and clinical support facilities. The new development will ensure that the expanding population of the Mount Barker and Adelaide Hills region can receive the health services they need closer to home, reducing the number of transfers to metropolitan hospitals.

A design team has been appointed to prepare a design in consultation with the local communities, clinicians, key partners and support networks.

The New Mount Barker Hospital Development Engagement Framework outlines how all stakeholders are engaged at the right time and in the right way during the design and delivery of the New Mount Barker Hospital and Health Service.

At the heart of the Engagement Framework is the Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy 2022-2025, which sets the platform for engagement in partnership with consumers, community members, Health Advisory Councils (HACs), and Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN) Governing Board, Executive and staff.

We welcome you to express interest in being involved in these important consultations. If you are interested, please send your contact details by email to: