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Victorian correctional facilities

Corrections Victoria is the public authority responsible for correctional facilities in Victoria.

Note: The details on this page have been compiled from publicly available information for convenience. The Australian Institute of Criminology will review this information periodically but cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Barwon Prison
Classification Maximum (Male)
Operational Capacity 423
Function Includes a high security unit and a secure protection unit.
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details Locked Bag 7, Lara VIC 3212; Ph: (03) 5220 8222; Fax: (03) 5282 3406
Further information Barwon Prison profile : Department of Justice
Beechworth Correctional Centre
Classification Minimum
Operational Capacity 160
Function Focus on preparation and pre-release activities
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details Locked Bag 3, Beechworth VIC 3747; Ph: (03) 5728 0055; Fax: (03) 5728 0082
Further information Beechworth Correctional Centre profile : Department of Justice
Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
Classification Maximum/Medium/Minimum (Female)
Operational Capacity 344
Function Multi-purpose prison for women. Only secure female facility in Victoria
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details PO Box 497, St Albans VIC 3021; (03) 9217 8400; Fax: (03) 9217 8480
Further information Dame Phyllis Frost Centre profile : Department of Justice
Dhurringile Prison
Classification Minimum (Male)
Operational Capacity 268
Function Pre-release prison
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details Locked Bag 1, Murchison VIC 3610; Ph: (03) 5824 8800; Fax: (03) 5826 6386
Further information Dhurringile Prison profile : Department of Justice
Fulham Correctional Centre
Classification Medium/Minimum (Male)
Operational Capacity 845
Function Predominantly mainstream prisoners, with drug and alcohol treatment unit and protection unit
Public/Private Private - GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd
Contact details Private Bag 30A, Sale VIC 3850; Ph: (03) 5142 3800; Fax: (03) 5142 3801
Further information Fulham Correctional Centre profile : Department of Justice; GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd
Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat)
Classification Medium (Male)
Operational Capacity 388
Function Includes a facility for sex offenders: Corella Place
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details PO Box 431, Ararat VIC 3377; Ph: (03) 5352 0500; Fax: (03) 5352 0570
Further information Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat) : Department of Justice
Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
Classification Minimum (Male)
Operational Capacity 25
Function Centre provides a supervised pathway back into society for selected prisoners nearing the end of their sentence.
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details 50 Adderley Street, West Melbourne, VIC 3003; Ph: (03) 9320 7888; Fax: (03) 9230 7809
Further information Judy Lazarus Transition Centre profile : Department of Justice
Langi Kal Kal Prison
Classification Minimum (Male)
Operational Capacity 219
Function Accommodation for minimum security prisoners with low to medium protection requirements.
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details Private Bag 4, Beaufort VIC 3373; Ph: (03) 5349 2200; Fax: (03) 5349 2732
Further information Langi Kal Kal Prison profile : Department of Justice
Loddon Prison
Classification Medium (Male)
Operational Capacity Approximately 409
Function Mainstream prison which emphasises release preparation and drug-free lifestyles, including intellectually disabled prisoners undergoing release preparation within a rehabilitative environment.
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details Locked Bag 3, Castlemaine VIC 3450; Ph: (03) 5471 1211; Fax: (03) 5471 1222
Further information Loddon Prison profile : Department of Justice
Marngoneet Correctional Centre
Classification Medium
Capacity 394
Function Intensive level of treatment and offender management activity, including sex offender treatment programs, violent offender treatment programs and vocational services programs for prisoners.
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details PO Box 273 Corio VIC 3214; Ph: (03) 5282 0600; Fax: (03) 5282 0900
Further information Marngoneet Correctional Centre profile : Department of Justice
Melbourne Assessment Prison
Classification Maximum (Male)
Operational Capacity 285
Function Main reception prison for male offenders in Victoria. Includes a psychiatric facility, the Acute Assessment Unit.
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details 317 Spencer St, West Melbourne VIC 3003; Ph: (03) 9321 4111; Fax: (03) 9321 4167
Further information Melbourne Assessment Prison profile : Department of Justice
Metropolitan Remand Centre
Classification Maximum (Male)
Capacity 723
Function Maximum security prison for unsentenced male prisoners
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details PO Box 500, St Albans VIC 3021; Ph: (03) 9217 7777; Fax: (03) 9217 7778
Further information Metropolitan Remand Centre profile : Department of Justice
Port Phillip Prison
Classification Maximum (Male)
Operational Capacity 934
Function Mix of remand and sentenced, mainstream, protection and specialist accommodation for management prisoners, and maximum and medium security prisoners.
Public/Private Private - 945 plc
Contact details PO Box 376, Truganina VIC 3028; Ph: (03) 9217 7200; Fax: (03) 9217 7228
Further information Port Phillip Prison profile : Department of Justice; 945 plc
Tarrengower Prison
Classification Minimum (Female)
Operational Capacity 72
Function Open prison, emphasis on release preparation and community integration
Public/Private Corrections Victoria (Public)
Contact details Private Bag 1, Maldon VIC 3463; Ph: (03) 5479 8200; Fax: (03) 5479 8244
Further information Tarrengower Prison profile : Department of Justice