Visit & Contact

Opening Hours

Open Daily
9.30am – 5.00pm (suggested last entry 3:30pm)
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday


$25 Adult
$20 Concession
$13.50 Child (5-15 years)
$55 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
$40 1 Adult Family (1 adult + 2 children)
$5 extra child on family tickets


Parents be advised the Gaol contains historic material that may be unsuitable for young children.

Gift vouchers can also be purchased through the online ticketing system!

Tickets cover entry to two buildings, the Gaol & the Police Watch house. The Gaol is self guided and access to the Watch House runs on a timetable throughout the day. Please note visiting the watch house at the specified time is the only way to see this building.

Getting Here

By Train 

The Gaol is a two minute walk from Melbourne Central Station.

By Tram 

Catch the free City Circle tram no.35 to stop 7 on the corner of La Trobe and Russell Streets.u

By Bike

There are separated bike lanes in both directions on Swanston and La Trobe streets. You’ll find bike racks on and near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets, Swanston and Little Lonsdale streets.

By Car

 The Gaol does not have on-site parking but there is paid street parking on La Trobe Street and several car parks close by including Melbourne Central and QV. There are three parking spaces for people with a disability permit in La Trobe Street.


Old Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 03 8663 7228

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Survey

The National Trust is currently undertaking an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage survey of The Old Melbourne Gaol and City Watch House so that we can better tell the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please visit here to complete the survey.