Venue Hire


A location unlike any other, The Old Melbourne Gaol sits in a precinct with the Former City Watch House and Old Magistrates Court, providing multiple options for creative events in unique venues.

From 1 July 2024, Old Melbourne Gaol will have an exciting new catering partner ready to deliver your event dreams in this iconic venue.

Located at the edge of the Melbourne CBD these historic venues can be used for various corporate functions including private dining for small events, through to large cocktail party events. The Old Melbourne Gaol also offers Wedding Packages and Wedding Ceremony options.

If you are looking for an event that demands to be different, you can explore a range of entertainment options. The range of interactive shows and tours allow your guests to engage with authentic historic figures such as Ned Kelly, Gaol Governors and roaming Police Sergeants. If the paranormal intrigues you, try our popular Ghost Tours.

Start the night off and get your guests talking with the interactive Lock Up experience in the Former City Watch House. From arrest, to processing, finger printing and finally lockup, all ran by our ‘Sergeants’. Guests get to go in to the cells that once housed past prisoners like Squizzy Taylor and Chopper Read. They can even have their mug shot taken as a gift to take with them.


For all enquiries, please email functions@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889


Filming & Photography

For more information on filming and photography please visit the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) website, contact boookings@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889.