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Fulham Correctional Centre

Note: the email address below is the Corrections Victoria general email; the prison does not have its own general email address. 

  • Email corrections@justice.vic.gov.au
  • Phone 03 5142 3800
  • Fax 03 5142 3801
  • Postal address Private Bag 30A
    Sale VIC 3850
  • Street address 110 Hopkins Road
    Fulham VIC 3851

The below information is specific to Fulham Correctional Centre. 

Please also refer to the general information about visiting a prisoner which is the same for all prisons in Victoria. This includes details of how to arrange to visit a prisoner for the first time, what identification you will need to take with you and what you cannot take into prisons.

Getting there

Car

From Melbourne, follow the Princes Highway (M1) in the direction of Sale for approximately 200km. The Fulham Correctional Centre is located on the right of the highway approximately 15km after the township of Rosedale. There are signs to the centre at Hopkins Road. The centre is approximately 500m down Hopkins Road.

Public transport

The city of Sale is located approximately 11km east of Fulham. There is no regular bus service between Melbourne and Sale that is suitable for visitors.

Train travel is available through V/Line
Phone 136 196 or visit V/Line (External link)

Alternative transport is available via the Sale Taxi Service: phone 03 5144 3278. On weekends and public holidays, visitors can use Sale Taxi Service's eight-seater bus which meets the train. At approximately 4pm, on closure of visits, the taxi service departs the centre to take visitors back to the railway station. The cost is subsidised at $5 for the return trip. There are no other pick-up points and the service is only for valid V/Line ticket-holders travelling between the station and the Fulham Correctional Centre.

Visiting times

To visit a prisoner, you must be on their approved list (refer to Arranging a visit in the general information for prison visitors). Once on the list, you can visit at the times below.  

It is recommended that you phone the prison before you visit.

Christmas Visit Timetable

Saturday 20.12.2014

Mainstream units L1, L7

Cottages Units 1 to 12 (Minimum Visits Area)

Protection

Nalu (Nalu Visits Area)

Open

9am – 4pm

Visitors processed

between

9am - 11.30am

12.30pm - 3pm

Sunday 21.12.2014

Mainstream units L4, L10

Yeerung & Intensive Resettlement Unit

Cottages Units 13 to 25 (Minimum Visits Area)

Nalu (Nalu Visits Area)

Open

9am – 4pm

Visitors processed

between

9am - 11.30am

12.30pm - 3pm

Sunday 21.12.2014 

Protection

 

NO Visits

 

Christmas Day 25.12.2014

NO Visits

 

Boxing Day 26.12.2014

Mainstream units L1, L7

Cottages Units 1 to 12 (Minimum Visits Area)

Protection

Nalu (Nalu Visits Area)               

Open

9am – 4pm

Visitors processed

between

9am - 11.30am

12.30pm - 3pm

Saturday 27.12.2014

Mainstream units L4, L10

Yeerung & Intensive Resettlement Unit

Cottages Units 13 to 25 (Minimum Visits Area)

Nalu (Nalu Visits Area)

Open

9am – 4pm

Visitors processed

between

9am - 11.30am

12.30pm - 3pm

Saturday 27.12.2014

Protection

 

NO Visits

 

Sunday 28.12.2014

Mainstream units L1, L7

Cottages Units 1 to 12 (Minimum Visits Area)

Protection

Nalu (Nalu Visits Area)           

Open

9am – 4pm

Visitors processed

between

9am - 11.30am

12.30pm - 3pm

Monday 29.12.2014

NO Visits

 

Tuesday 30.12.2014

NO Visits

 

Wednesday 31.12.2014

NO Visits

 

New Years Day 1.1.2015

Mainstream units L4, L10

Yeerung & Intensive Resettlement Unit

Cottages Units 13 to 25 (Minimum Visits Area)

Nalu (Nalu Visits Area)

Open

9am – 4pm

Visitors processed

between

9am - 11.30am

12.30pm - 3pm

New Years Day 1.1.2015

Protection

 

NO Visits

 

 

 

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)

9am–4pm Visitors will be processed between 9am and 11.30am and between 12.30pm and 3pm.


Visitors arriving after 3pm will not be permitted a visit on that day.

There is a maximum number of four adults and a reasonable number of children per visit.

Animals are prohibited with the exception of trained assistance dogs and seeing eye dogs.

If you are staying overnight, please contact the centre's switchboard operator and we will provide you with contacts for local hotels, motels and caravan parks.

Visit conditions

For conditions of entry that apply to all prisons, such as general behaviour and the search process, refer to the general information for Visiting a prisoner. The following additional details are specific to Fulham Correctional Centre.

The following items are allowed in the visiting area:

  • car keys (with no attachments)
  • up to $45 cash
  • sanitary items
  • legal papers (approved in writing prior to being brought in on a weekend visit)

Baby items:

  • 2 bottles, or food in unopened clear jars or sealed tins
  • 1 flannel
  • 1 change of clothes
  • 1 baby blanket
  • 1 bib

Lockers are available for public transport users only. These are located in the front reception area.

Food & drink

Visitors have access to coin-operated drink and snack vending machines. Visitors to Mainstream and Protection prisoners have access to a canteen, open from 10am to 2pm for a variety of hot and cold food and drinks, on a cash basis. Prisoners in Strezlecki Cottages and Nalu can purchase barbecue packs prior to weekend visits.

Behaviour

Intoxicated persons, persons under the influence of drugs, and persons displaying aggressive or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated. Failure to comply may lead to the immediate termination of a visit.

Smoking

In line with the smoke-free environment policy, smoking is prohibited in all visit areas including outdoors.

Dress standards

  • All footwear must have a strap around the back (no thongs or strapless sandals)
  • No caps, hats, scarves or gloves (religious headwear is exempt)
  • No singlets as outer garments for men
  • No revealing or provocative clothing including see-through garments
  • No sunglasses (unless prescription or a medical certificate is presented)

Property

A pre-approved request form is required for all property. The following property will be accepted:

  • socks (new only) – 3 items per visit
  • underwear (new only) – 3 items per visit
  • singlets or t-shirts (white only) – 3 items per visit (short-sleeved only)
  • photographs (postcard-sized only) – reasonable quantity

Prison profile

Security level

Medium/minimum

Operational capacity

899 (30 June 2014)

Accommodation

  • Four 78-bed, two-storey buildings divided into two blocks containing 39 cells
  • Medium-security lodges with 17 bedrooms, communal kitchen and dining room, lounge and laundry
  • Nalu is a 68-bed rehabilitation unit for young adult offenders aged 18 to 25
  • Minimum-security self-contained units for 100 prisoners
  • Each self-contained unit has four single bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry, lounge, kitchen and dining room. Prisoners prepare and cook their own meals and manage their own household budget

History

Fulham Correctional Centre was opened on 20 March 1997, with the first prisoners transferred on 7 April 1997. It was Victoria's second private prison, and first privately operated men's prison. Nalu was opened in September 2003.

Read Fulham Correctional Centre Visitor Information.