Venue Hire

Melbourne’s most unusual and spectacular venue

The Gaol is a sensational venue for your next event, function or wedding. It is centrally located, can host large numbers and can cater for a variety of corporate and private functions.

We can provide great entertainment value with a host of interesting characters to enliven your evening, from authentic historic characters such as Ned Kelly and Gaol Governors to roaming Police Sergeants. One of Australia’s most fascinating tourist attractions can be transformed through lighting into an unexpected and unique setting in the heart of Melbourne.

Explore the paranormal with a Ghost tour, or hear the many dark stories behind Melbourne’s most fascinating heritage site with our guides.

Catering packages, lighting and settings are available from National Trust approved suppliers.

Get your guests talking with an arresting experience at the City Watch House; imagine sharing a space once housing the likes of Squizzy Taylor and Chopper Read!

Your guests will be met by a Sergeant at the charge desk, arrested, finger-printed and then taken to the cell block to be locked up. Food and beverages are served cocktail style for the duration of the event.

This experience can accommodate a minimum of 30 guests and maximum of 120. You are able to book a band or DJ to perform.


Please contact Jo Beshara
Functions and Events Business Development Manager

Phone: 03 9656 9815