Melbourne Assessment 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 Establishment1989
Postal Address
Street Address317-353 Spencer Street

West Australia VIC 3003
How to Get ThereMelbourne Assessment Prison is on the corner of Spencer and La Trobe Streets in the Melbourne Central Business District. It is 250m north of Southern Cross Station and is accessible by trams travelling along Spencer and La Trobe Streets.
Phone no.03 9321 4111
Number of Staff
Health Care Services
Education & Skill Development
Level of SecurityMaximum
Availability of Activities
Contact with Outside WorldContact visits
Mainstream & Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) Mainstream prisoners
Sunday08:30–13:00Children permitted
Children permitted
13:30-15:30Adults only
Saturday12:30–15:30Adults only
Unit 9, 10 & AAU Protection prisoners
Sunday14:30–15:30Children permitted
Saturday08:30–10:30Adults only
Unit 8 prisoners
Sunday13:15–14:15Children permitted
Saturday10:45–12:15Adults only

Visits last about one hour.

The last visit commences at 15:00.

Up to three adult visitors and a number of children are able to visit a prisoner on child contact visit times.

Prisoners are entitled to one contact visit per week. The week starts on Sunday.

Non-contact (box) visits
Mainstream & AAU Mainstream prisoners
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday08:30–15:30
Unit 8,9, 10 & Protection prisoners

The last visit commences at 15:00.

If a prisoner you are visiting is ineligible for contact visits, they may have just one visit for one hour per week. For all other prisoners, box visits last about 30 minutes.

Prisoners are able to have a box visit on the days and hours outlined in the table above except on the day that they have a contact visit.

During box visits, no touching is possible – there is a glass partition that separates you from the person you are visiting and all speaking is done through an intercom. Seating for two adult visitors is available.
Time Out of Cell
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