Note: the email address below is the Corrections Victoria general email; the prison does not have its own general email address. 
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03 5142 3800
03 5142 3801
Postal address
Private Bag 30A
Street address
110 Hopkins Road

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


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.


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

9am–4pm Visitors will be processed between 8.30am to 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.

No Smoking on prison grounds, on entering the site, smoking gear is to be left secured within the vehicle glovebox.

Food & drink

Fulham offer one free coffee or tea during the visit.

Also visitors have access to coin-operated drink and snack vending machines, including visitors to Mainstream and Protection prisoners. Prisoners in Strezlecki Cottages and Nalu can purchase barbecue packs prior to weekend visits.


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.

Are you planning on visiting a Correctional Centre, but not sure what to expect? This video will help you prepare for your visit.


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)


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


Operational capacity

893 (30 June 2018)


  • 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


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.

The operator's contract was extended in 2016: see the Project Summary for further information.