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Mater Children's Private Brisbane

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane provides access to leading paediatric specialists, nurses and care providers for children across South East Queensland and beyond.

Renowned for outstanding clinical practice and delivering safe and compassionate care, Mater Children's Private Brisbane services privately-insured and self-funded families with children from birth to 16 years of age.

Through our team of exceptional staff and outstanding paediatric specialists, we provide specialised short-stay and day-visit surgical and medical care across an extensive range of clinical services including:

  • Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
  • Urology
  • Clubfoot


At Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, each patient will receive dedicated care through their chosen specialist, and our experienced team of supporting medical and healthcare professionals.

Mater Children's Private Brisbane has developed a range of patient information brochures covering a variety of conditions, treatments and procedures to keep patients and parents informed about their care. Detailed information is also provided to assist parents and patients through the process of coming to hospital, during your stay, going home from hospital and care after discharge.


Mater Children’s Private Brisbane has been designed to provide the highest level of comfort to patients and families.

Our purpose-built paediatric facilities provide patients with:

  • Private single rooms with ensuite and parents’ day bed
  • Spacious sibling rooms options
  • Children’s entertainment and play areas
  • Dedicated parent lounge and kitchenette areas
  • Nutritious child-friendly meals (additional parent meals available for purchase via room service)
  • Inpatient Ward – 20 beds (Level 7)
  • Medical Day Unit – including Clubfoot Clinic & Endocrine Service (Level 7)
  • Surgical Day Unit – 16 beds (Level 5)
  • Queensland's only dedicated paediatric sleep unit Sleep Unit (Level 4)
  • Premium Wi-Fi

Visiting hours

Parents are free to visit and stay at all times. All other visitors are welcome between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.

Access & Referrals

Mater Children's Private Brisbane works with highly qualified paediatric specialists to provide exceptional care for your child. Specialists at the hospital provide a wide range of clinical services for children while they are in hospital and also to support their health care needs while at home.

Children will require a referral from a GP or other medical practitioner to see one of Mater’s exceptional specialists.

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane is conveniently located next door to the state’s largest paediatric tertiary hospital, and is fully supported by a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and on call emergency support team.


To ensure your child receives the best possible care in an emergency, please phone 000 or present to your nearest hospital. The following emergency departments can treat children in an emergency:

If you require admission to hospital following an emergency presentation, you may request to be transferred to Mater Children’s Private Brisbane.

If you wish to transfer to private care, please notify the attending medical and nursing staff, or contact your paediatrician or specialist directly. They will alert Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, and our team will facilitate the patient transfer (wherever clinically appropriate).

Contact details

All patients will be cared for in our purpose-build paediatric facility, located at:

Salmon Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane Qld 4101

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For general enquiries, please phone: 07 3163 8111.

Your safety

At Mater we value your safety above all else.

Our Patient and Carer Escalation (PACE) program allows family members/carers to escalate any concerns they may have about a patient’s condition at any time, day or night. It is important to raise any concerns as early as possible.

For more information on how to raise any concerns, learn more about our PACE procedure.

Our performance

At Mater, we remain vigilant in ensuring we provide the highest safety standards.

Whilst it is essential that Mater maintains quality, safety and care, we also require all of our patients and visitors to take a conscientious role in supporting our efforts to retain this level of excellence by; following all safety instructions as well as immediately advising a Mater representative if there is a safety or care issue.

As part of our commitment to safety, Mater tracks our latest safety and performance data for all of our hospitals through our SafeQuest website.

Philanthropic support

Mater Little Miracles run ongoing campaigns to provide philanthropic support to the hospital. Donations to Mater Little Miracles help purchase life-saving medical equipment, improve patient care and ensure our world-renowned research team continues to find better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure life-threatening diseases.

Mater Little Miracles' mascot, Miracle Max, regularly visits children to brighten their day whilst in hospital. Patients can also take him home as Miracle Max plush toys are donated to each patient who attends the hospital.


Mater has provided care and support to countless children and their families for over 80 years.

In 1931, the Mater Children’s Hospital opened its doors to the sick and injured children of Queensland and beyond. Then in 1998, Mater established Australia’s first private dedicated paediatric hospital: Mater Children’s Private Hospital.

In 2014, the combined services of Mater Children's Hospital and Royal Children's Hospital were transferred to a new government-owned and operated tertiary facility: Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

Since that time, Mater has continued to provide exceptional care for paediatric patients at Mater Children’s Private Brisbane. Located in the former Mater Children’s Hospital building, the area has been refurbished and the building name changed to Salmon Building, in memory of Mother Alban Salmon. The newly-refurbished private service provides access to Queensland's leading paediatric doctors, nurses and other care providers.