You are here:

News archive

Below is a list of news stories published on the Corrections, Prisons & Parole website.

If you require access to a story from previous years, please contact Corrections Victoria using the website feedback form.


a sign reading statistics

Annual Prisoner and Offender Statistics

24 January 2019

As part of Corrections Victoria’s data release strategy, the tables of data on prisoners and offenders have been updated to include figures for 2018. The data includes information on demographics, offences and regions, with all tables now showing data between 2006-07 and 2017-18.

Dame Phyllis Frost Centre

Women in the Victorian Prison System

24 January 2019

The Women in the Victorian Prison System report has been published as part of Corrections Victoria’s data release strategy. The report presents an analysis of the female prison population.

Community Workers  CHANGE

Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre officially opened

25 October 2018

Rivergum Residential Treatment Centre officially opened

Reception at Marrmak

Marrmak Mental Health Unit officially opened

22 October 2018

The Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney officially opened the new 22-bed Marrmak Mental Health Unit for women prisoners located at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) on Wednesday, 17 October 2018.

A picture of a new prison

Victorian Budget outcomes 2018-19

1 May 2018

The Victorian Budget 2018-19 invests $689.5 million to build a new 700 bed maximum security men’s prison at the Lara Prison Precinct, near Geelong.

Expanding Victoria's prison system

25 January 2018

Register your interest in finding out about the options being examined to manage the ongoing growth of the prison population in Victoria

Ravenhall Correctional Centre

Ravenhall Correctional Centre opening

14 November 2017

The Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney officially opened Victoria’s 15th prison - the Ravenhall Correctional Centre - on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

Community Workers

Community Correctional Services expansion

20 September 2016

The next exciting phase of Corrections Victoria's Community Correctional Services expansion has commenced, with the launch of a new careers site ( and the advertising of all new positions.

photo of a prison van

Prisoner transport services contract awarded

25 August 2016

The Victorian Government has announced the awarding of the new contract for the transport of prisoners between courts, prisons, youth justice centres and police stations.

Staff at Dame Phullis Frost Centre

Women's prison marks 20 years of service to the Victorian community

25 August 2016

Victoria’s only maximum security women’s prison marked the significant milestone of 20 years of operation on Monday, 22 August 2016. The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) – originally named the Metropolitan Women’s Correctional Centre – opened in 1996 and was later renamed in honour of Dame Phyllis Frost, a tireless advocate for the rights of women prisoners, who died in 2004. The prison now houses about 400 prisoners, more than three times its initial capacity.

Photo of Jan Shuard at Conference

International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference 2015

7 December 2015

he 17th annual conference of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) was held in Melbourne in the week of 26-30 October 2015, hosted by Corrections Victoria Commissioner Jan Shuard. This was undoubtedly the biggest conference that corrections in Victoria has ever hosted, and it turned out to be a great success.

Two women prisoners making poppies

Women prisoners make poppies for Anzac Day

5 May 2015

A group of women prisoners at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in Melbourne has spent the last year crocheting and knitting poppies for this year’s Anzac Day remembrance.

Jan Shuard on right with some winners

Community Work Partnership Awards

16 May 2014

The Corrections Commissioner, Jan Shuard PSM, hosted the 2014 Community Work Partnership Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday, 8 October 2014. These annual awards recognise and celebrate partnerships between local communities and Corrections Victoria that contribute to the reparation, rehabilitation and reduction of reoffending by offenders and prisoners. The awards were established in 1999 and are open to all Victorian prisons and Community Correctional Services offices.

A prison visit room

New videos about visiting family or friends in prison

19 February 2014

A new video series providing information on how to visit a family member or friend in prison is now available.

Reports into the management of parolees

Reports into the management of parolees

22 August 2013

Two reports into the management of parolees in Victoria were released on 22 August 2013. Copies of the reports are available in our publications section.

Passive alert dog at training

Using man’s best friend to enhance prison security

20 June 2013

Passive Alert Dog (PAD) training courses have been conducted in Victoria since 1998, and fully-trained dogs and their handlers make an important contribution to security in Victoria’s prison system.

Graduates pose wearing gowns and holding their degrees

New system for managing sex offenders

16 April 2013

A system of specialist case managers (SCMs) has been developed by Corrections Victoria's Sex Offender Management Branch to more effectively manage sex offenders who are serving community-based orders

No results found that match your filter query.