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Port Phillip Prison
Update - Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Limited social visits were reintroduced at Port Phillip Prison on Friday, 15 December 2017.
This visit regime is an interim measure due to the recent fire at the prison. We ask everybody to be patient and remain co-operative throughout this process to enable us to provide the best possible service to all involved. Visits will be restricted to a maximum of 15 prisoners during each session.
There will be a maximum of four visit sessions conducted each day. Visitors will be responsible for contacting the prison to make a visit booking. Bookings are now being taken between 9am and 12 noon, and between 1pm and 5pm only by contacting mobile phone number 0448 831 344.
All visits must be booked 72 hours in advance. Bookings will be taken from Thursday, 14 December 2017 and only approved Valid Prisoner Visitors are permitted to visit. Only valid photo identification will be accepted.
A maximum of three adults and a reasonable number of children will be permitted on each visit.
**Visitors are required to arrive 30 minutes prior to their booking time**
**Visitors who are late will not be permitted entry into the prison**
All visits (non-contact and contact) will be of one hour duration only. No access to outside garden area during visits until normal service is resumed. Vending machines can be utilised during visits. ($20 maximum in coins.)
The social visits process is subject to review and amendment, depending on the operational requirements of the prison.
Thank you for your patience while we restore essential services.
- Phone 03 9217 7200
- Fax 03 9217 7228
PO Box 376
Laverton VIC 3028
451 Dohertys Road
Truganina VIC 3029
This information is specific to Port Phillip Prison.
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.
From Spencer Street turn right at Flinders Street and continue along Charles Grimes Bridge Road. Follow the signs and take the Westgate Freeway westbound. Take the Grieve Parade exit and, at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Dohertys Road. The prison is on the corner of Dohertys and Palmers Roads, Laverton North.
From Princes Highway
Continue along the Princes Highway city-bound and take the Old Geelong Road exit at Laverton. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Fitzgerald Road in Laverton North. You'll come to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto Dohertys Road, Laverton North.
To Laverton railway station
The bus departs from Sunshine Railway Station Bus Terminal (bus 400) and runs via the overpass, Durham Road, Anderson Road, Forrest Street, Tilburn Road, Station Road, Western Highway (Ballarat Road), Westwood Drive, Robinsons Road and Riding Boundary Road to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. The bus then departs via Riding Boundary Road, Robinsons Road and Middle Road to the Metropolitan Remand Centre. It then departs from the Metropolitan Remand Centre via Middle Road, Robinsons Road, Palmers Road, Dohertys Road to Port Phillip Prison. It then travels via Dohertys Road, Fitzgerald Road, Old Geelong Road, Bladin Street, Wright Street, Thomas Street, Woods Street, Lohse Street and Maher Road to the terminus at Laverton Railway Station.
To Sunshine railway station
Bus will travel in the reverse direction.
Westrans (Altona) operates this service.
Contact Westrans (Altona) on 03 9398 2712.
To visit a prisoner, you must be on their approved list (refer to Arranging a visit in the general information for prison visitors). Once you are on the list, you can visit at the times listed on Visitor Information brochure.
The public can use the following email address for visits : firstname.lastname@example.org
It is recommended that you phone the prison before you visit.
Effective from 4 May 2017, a dress standard has been introduced at Port Phillip Prison for all persons, visiting prisoners at Port Phillip prison.
1,087 (31 December 2017)
- 13 accommodation units each with a kitchen servery, tea room, laundry, day room, recreation area and outside courtyard
- each cell within units have a shower, hand basin, toilet, desk, chair, television, kettle, storage shelves, intercom and bed
- 20-bed inpatient hospital unit
Port Phillip Prison was the third privately operated prison to open in Victoria. It received its first prisoners on 10 September 1997.Project Summary for further information.