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03 9320 7888
03 9320 7809
Street address
50 Adderley Street
West Melbourne

The below information is specific to Judy Lazarus Transition Centre.


Getting there

The Judy Lazarus Transition Centre is located in the Melbourne Central Business District at the corner of Jeffcott and Adderley streets, West Melbourne.

The centre is 260m north of the Southern Cross Station, and is serviced by trams travelling along Spencer and La Trobe Streets.


Arranging a visit

Visits to the Judy Lazarus Transition Centre are by arrangement only. It is recommended that you call and discuss visit arrangements with staff.


Facility profile

Security level



Five five-person self-contained, self-catering units.


The Judy Lazarus Transition Centre took its first prisoners on 30 April 2007, having been officially opened on 20 April. The Centre provides a supervised pathway back into society for selected prisoners nearing the end of their sentence. It is named after Judy Lazarus, a prominent advocate of prisoner resettlement and former CEO of the Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders.