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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Victoria & Albert Pavilions

Item details

Name of item: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Victoria & Albert Pavilions
Other name/s: RPA
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Health Services
Category: Hospital
Location: Lat: -33.8899422103 Long: 151.1827103890
Primary address: Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050
Parish: Petersham
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Sydney
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1000 DP1159799
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Missenden RoadCamperdownSydneyPetershamCumberlandPrimary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Ministry of HealthState Government 

Statement of significance:

The Victoria and Albert Pavilions form part of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Precinct which is of high historical and architectural significance. These substantial buildings have high streetscape value.
Date significance updated: 01 Dec 00
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Designer/Maker: WL Vernon
Builder/Maker: Mansfield Bros
Construction years: 1901-1904
Physical description: Both pavilions have handsome elevations, dominated by a projecting bay surmounted by a pediment bearing a copper clad statue of Queen Victoria (southern pavilion) and Prince Albert (northern pavilion). Fenestrated by regular banks of shuttered windows.

Constructed with red brick walls and occasional stone dressings. Roof is of terracotta tiles.
Modifications and dates: 1943
Current use: Hospital
Former use: Hospital


Historical notes: Foundation stone laid in 1901, completed in 1904. The Queen Victoria Pavilion was extended in relatively sympathetic manner by the construction of the Fairfax Institute of Pathology in 1943. The original pavilions were constructed to commemorate the royal visit of Prince Alfred.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Health-Activities associated with preparing and providing medical assistance and/or promoting or maintaining the well being of humans (none)-

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
21(1)(b)Conservation Plan submitted for endorsementConservarion Plan Mar 19 1998
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0082902 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register 16/2/1/100101 Feb 92   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Department of Health - s170 Register199216/2/1/100Schwager, Brooks & Partners Pty Ltd  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5012306
File number: S90/07364/0

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