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Old Melbourne Gaol

  • Cnr Russell Street & Victoria Streets
  • (039) 682-1777

Old Melbourne Gaol

  • Cnr Russell Street & Victoria Streets
  • (039) 682-1777

Completed in the mid 1800s and located in central Melbourne, the Old Melbourne Gaol is constructed in blue stone and still contains the original cells and historic features. In these cells some of Australia’s most notorious criminals were held, including the infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly.

One of Australia’s most fascinating and unique spaces, the Gaol has capacity for up to 120 guests for a banquet dinner, or 350 for a cocktail reception. Add to the experience with some entertainment of an educational element, including guest appearances from Ned Kelly to duty sergeants and gaol governors; or bands, DJs and roving performers.The precinct also includes the Former City Watch House and Old Magistrates Court available for private events. The Old Melbourne Gaol is a venue that will stir the senses and get your guests talking.


Include a catered event at the Old Melbourne Gaol and Former City Watchhouse for your next incentive group. Combine world class hospitality with unique educational and entertainment experiences, highlighting the history of the area. Bands, DJs and period actors will bring the space to life to create a truly unforgettable night.

meeting facility description

A unique and heritage space to activate for corporate and social events. Combine existing features with historical tours, interactive entertainment and world class catering. Get locked up for the night in the Old Melbourne Gaol!

meeting facility details
Facility Details
Floorplan File Floorplan File
Total Sq. M 400
Reception Capacity 350
Theatre Capacity 120
Banquet w stage & dancefloor 110
Cabaret Capacity 110
Venue Pricing Venue Hire/Minimum Spend
Banquet Capacity 110
Number of Rooms 2
COVID Safe Practises

Showtime Event Group continues to remain dedicated to safe working practices and remain up to date and compliant with all current State and Federal directives. Our Dedicated Event Producers are able to assist with floorplans, density quotient and other elements of event design to increase guest comfort.