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Default Victorian Prisons

I hope this information can help someone on the Australian section of the forum.

There are 13 prisons in Victorian and one transition centre. The following is a synopsis of where the prisons are located and an overview of prison facilities and services, including information about the operators, security level and capacity, and accommodation description.

Ararat Prison
HM Ararat Prison is located 200 km west of Melbourne. It provides accommodation for prisoners with low to medium security protection requirements, including a high proportion of sex offenders (50 per cent) and protection or special needs prisoners (50 per cent).

Address:- Warrak Road, Ararat VIC 3377 Tel: 03 5352 0500

Barwon Prison
HM Barwon Prison provides accommodation and services for mainstream, maximum security prisoners. The prison includes the high security Acacia Unit, the protection units Banksia and Hoya, and mainstream units, Cassia, Diosma and Eucalypt.

Barwon Prison is the only maximum security prison located outside the metropolitan area. It is situated 6 km from the township of Lara and 70 kilometres south-west of Melbourne.

Address:- 1140 Bacchus Marsh Road, Lara VIC 3212 Tel: 03 5220 8222

Beechworth Correctional Centre
Beechworth Correctional Centre focuses on reparation and pre-release activities - helping prisoners reintegrate into the community when they are released.

The Beechworth Correctional Centre is located 5km south of the Beechworth township (Beechworth is 270 kilometres north-east of Melbourne). Beechworth is further from Melbourne than any of Victoria's prisons.

Address:- 494 Flat Rock Road, Beechworth VIC 3747 Tel: 03 5728 0055

Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) provides maximum security, medium security and specialist accommodation for remanded and sentenced women prisoners.

Address: 101-201 Riding Boundary Road, Ravenhall Victoria 3023
Phone: 03 9217 8400


Dhurringile Prison
HM Dhurringile Prison is a pre-release prison where prisoners undertake both on-site employment and meaningful community reparation via community assistance programs. The prison is 160km north of Melbourne.

Address:- Murchison-Tatura Road, Tel: 03 5824 8800

Fulham Correctional Centre
Fulham Correctional Centre accommodates predominantly mainstream prisoners and includes a drug and alcohol treatment unit and a protection unit.

Address:- Hopkins Road, Fulham, West Sale VIC 3850 Tel: 03 5142 3800

Langi Kal Kal Prison
HM Prison Langi Kal Kal houses minimum security prisoners with low-to-medium protection requirements. It is a large working farm and is a minimum security pathway for protection prisoners from Ararat Prison.

Langi Kal Kal Prison is 140 kilometres west of Melbourne on the Western Highway at Trawalla.

Address:- Western Highway, Trawalla VIC 3373 Tel: 03 5349 4900

Loddon Prison
HM Loddon Prison is a mainstream prison focusing on release preparation and drug rehabilitation. It also offers placement and support for HIV positive prisoners and release preparation for intellectually disabled prisoners.
Loddon Prison is located 4km from Castlemaine, 128km north-west of Melbourne.

Address:- Matheson Street, Tel: 03 5471 1211

Marngoneet Correctional Centre
The Marngoneet Correctional Centre is a 300 bed, medium security facility, providing intensive treatment and offender management programs for males who are at moderate to high risk of reoffending, and have a minimum of six months of their sentence left to serve.

The centre is located near Lara, approximately 70 kilometres west of Melbourne.

Adress:-1170 Bacchus Marsh Road, Lara VIC 3212 Tel: 03 5282 0600

Melbourne Assessment Prison
HM Melbourne Assessment Prison (MAP) facility provides statewide assessment and orientation services for all male prisoners received into the prison system.

Address:- 317 Spencer Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003 Tel: 03 9321 4111

Metropolitan Remand Centre
Metropolitan Remand Centre is Victoria's major remand facility. It is a 600-bed, purpose built, maximum security facility for un-sentenced male prisoners. The facility makes it possible to separate sentenced and un-sentenced prisoners, so far as practicable. This aligns with the United Nations and international standards for the treatment of prisoners who have not yet been found guilty by the courts.

Address:- Middle Road, Ravenhall, VIC 3023 Tel: 03 9217 7777

Port Phillip Prison
The facility provides remand, sentenced, mainstream, protection and specialist accommodation for high, maximum and medium security prisoners.

Address:- Corner Dohertys and Palmers Roads Tel: 03 9217 7200

Tarrengower Prison
HM Prison Tarrengower is a minimum security women's prison with an emphasis on release preparation and community integration.
It is situated 136km north of Melbourne, 2.5km from the Maldon township.

Address:- Corner Baringhup and Nuggety Roads Tel: 03 5479 8200

Visiting Prisons

Family and friends can maintain contact with prisoners throughout their prison sentence through personal visits. Prisoners can also arrange confidential meetings with a range of professional visitors including lawyers, police and authorised Corrections Victoria staff.


Arranging to visit a prisoner if you are not on their visitors list.
You will need to write to the prisoner (care of Corrections Victoria) and ask him or her to have you placed on their approved Visitors List.

In your letter, you should include your full name, date of birth and address. It is then up to the prisoner to make the arrangements for you to be able to visit them.

Write to:

(prisoner's full name)
C/- Corrections Victoria
GPO Box 123
Melbourne VIC 3001

Your letter will be forwarded to the prisoner.

If you have been previously banned from visiting a Victorian prison, or convicted of an offence you will have to get permission to enter a prison. You will need to write a letter to the General Manager of the prison that you wish to visit, providing your CRN or details of the offence and the name of the prisoner you wish to visit, and requesting permission to visit.



In Victoria, the most prevalent offence or charge of those incarcerated is sexual assault - 15 per cent of all crimes - followed by acts intended to cause injury, accounting for 14 per cent.
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