Dhurringile Prison

Below is official information.

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector’s Report.

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Name of General Manager
Year of Establishment1877
Postal AddressLocked Bag 1

Murchison VIC 3610
Street AddressMurchison-Tatura Road

Murchison VIC 3610
How to Get There Car:

Follow the Hume Highway until you reach the Shepparton exit (just north of Seymour). This exit is approximately 100km from the centre of Melbourne. Take the Goulburn Valley Highway through to Nagambie and take the Murchison exit, which is approximately 45km along the highway. Follow the highway a further 5km to Murchison East and turn left. Drive west for approximately 2km to Murchison. Turn right off the Goulburn River Bridge, then drive through the town and follow the road to Tatura. The prison is approximately 10km from Murchison on the right. The main feature of the prison is the tower of the mansion, which can be seen approximately 2km before reaching the prison. Turn right at the driveway and follow the signs.

Public transport:

Trains do travel to Murchison East on the Seymour Line, this is a V-Line service.(External link)

We offer a bus pick up from Murchison East train station on Saturday and Sunday ONLY and this is for the afternoon visits only.

On Saturday the train arrives into Murchison East at approx 11:07, and the visitors are returned to the train station via our bus at 16:20 to catch train back to Melbourne.

On Sunday the train arrives into Murchison East at approx 11:32 and the visitors are returned to the train station via our bus at 17:20 to catch train back to Melbourne.

Phone no.
03 5824 8800
Number of Staff
Health Care Services50 x 2 man portable accommodation units

29 x 6 man self-catering units

13 x 6 man non self-catering units

1 x 12 man non self-catering unit

1 x 52 bed re-locatable cellular unit

1 x 6 bed disability unit
Education & Skill Development
Level of SecurityMinimum

Restricted Minimum
Availability of Activities
Contact with Outside World
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 any of the times below.

It is recommended that you phone the prison before visiting.

Visiting times

09:30-11:30 Saturday - child free visits

12:00-13:45 Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, (No visits Christmas Day or Good Friday)

12:00-15:45 Every Friday

Child free visits Saturday - the gate opens at 0930 and closes at 11:00.

All visitors are to vacate the visit centre by 11.30am.

Visitors attending 09:30 visits will not be permitted back into the prison for the afternoon 12:00 visits.

No visitors will be permitted on prison grounds until half an hour before visit start times.

All visitors are to use the first car park designated for visitors.

Prisoners may have four adult visitors and a reasonable number of children on every visit day. If more than four visitors arrive, they may share the visiting time as long as only four adults are visiting at one time. Prisoners may make a Governor's Request to have more than four adult visitors at one time. The general manager must approve this request.
Time Out of Cell
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