Important information

*Updated 28 July 2021

We are happy to announce that the Old Melbourne Gaol is set to re-open this week in line with the easing of restrictions announced by the Victorian state government.

The Old Melbourne Gaol will re-open from this Thursday 29 July from 10am.

Timed sessions will operate from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Please note capacity restrictions will apply and we suggest pre-purchasing your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased here.

Have you purchased tickets?
If you have purchased tickets to the gaol, please know that our team is working closely with Eventbrite to process refunds and/or hold bookings for when we re-open.

Our team will be in touch with instructions shortly on all bookings. If you have any additional questions please email

All visitors must adhere to the below conditions of entry.

We have put measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. Please note the following protective measures and Conditions of Entry which apply to all visitors and staff:

Conditions of Entry:
– Must not enter if experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath)
– You must register your details with us upon entry by scanning the QR code, please download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit for a smooth check-in process
– Visitors over 12 years old must wear a face mask if indoors and outdoors
– Observe personal health and hygiene measures, as well as safe social distancing signage and contactless transactions
– Please note that areas may be partially closed off to implement safety protocols

Please stay at home if any of the following apply:
– You are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath)
– You have been in close contact with a person who had tested positive for COVID-19
– You (or one of your close contacts) are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has prepared a COVID Safe Plan to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission occurring to stakeholders, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors. This plan is based on a review of risks to operations, both offices, gardens and spaces open to the public. View and download the document here.