The Old Hospital Heritage Precinct encompasses the Margaret River district’s original hospital, built in 1924, and more recent building additions which also have heritage significance.

Since 1990, the site has been home to the  Margaret River Community Centre, managed by the community, for the community.

In 2024, the centenary of the original hospital will be celebrated.


The original Margaret River District Hospital was built in 1924. It ceased operation as a hospital in 1989, when the new facility opened on Farrelly St. Read more


The Old Hospital has statutory listing with the WA Heritage Council and is on the Augusta Margaret River Shire’s Municipal Heritage Inventory. Read more


The Old Hospital Heritage Precinct is now home to 12 buildings with heritage regulations guiding maintenance and management. Read more

2024: Old Hospital Centenary

Were you born at the hospital? Or maybe you gave birth, worked or were operated on here? Plans are underway to celebrate the centenary of the old hospital in 2024. Read more

2014: 90th Celebrations

The Old Hospital’s 90th birthday was celebrated in 2014 with an open day with displays, markets, competitions and live music. Read more 

1990: NEW ERA FOR OLD Hospital

Following much debate and community rallying when the new hospital opened on Farrelly St, 1990 was the year the community celebrated retaining the old hospital site for ongoing community use. Read more

Old Hospital Heritage Collection

Interesting reminders of the hospital days remain around the buildings, like the wide doors to allow for stretcher beds, nurse-call switches and the original operating theatre light. Read more

Old Hospital Heritage Trail

In 2021, funding was secured to formalise a self-guided heritage walk through the grounds of the Old Hospital Heritage Precinct. Read more