Hopkins Correctional Centre (HCC) is located 200 kilometres west of Melbourne in the Grampians region.
From Melbourne, take the Western Highway A8 until you cross the railway line as you are coming into Ararat. Immediately after this you will come to a large roundabout where you need to go right onto High Street. Once through the roundabout take the first right into Alfred Street (go over the railway line). Turn right into Grano Street and travel approximately four kilometres. The prison is located on the right. Enter through Gate 2.
Note: Google Maps directs you to use Warrayatkin Road. This is not the preferred route as it is a dirt road and often unsafe.
If travelling by from Ararat Railway Station, turn left onto the Western Highway. After approximately 500m, turn left into Albert Street. At the roundabout take the fourth exit onto Grano Street. Travel along Grano Street for approximately four kilometres. The prison is located on the right. Enter through Gate 2.
Visitor car parking can be accessed via Gate 3 and visitors are able to park in the carpark to the left once they have entered the gate.
Take the Melbourne to Ararat train from Southern Cross Station. Sometimes this train service changes to a coach at Ballarat, then continues onto Ararat.
The Saturday 8.08am train and Sunday 8.28am train connect with a bus service to Hopkins Correctional Centre. Always confirm timetables with V/Line before you travel.