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Port Phillip Prison

*NOTICE - Social Visits - Port Phillip Prison*

Due to the fire in the administration building at Port Phillip Prison and the disruption to some systems, limited social visits are in place for the time being.

We appreciate your patience and consideration during this time and ask you to note the following interim visit booking process and restrictions; 


  • All visit bookings are to be made by the prisoner. Please do not contact the switchboard to make visitor bookings
  • Visits will be restricted to a maximum of 15 prisoners during each session
  • There will be a maximum of four (4) visit sessions conducted each day
  • A maximum of three (3) adults and up to five (5) children will be permitted on each visit
  • Valid photo identification will only be accepted
  • All visits (Non-Contact or Contact visits) will be of 1 hour duration only
  • No access to outside garden area during your visit until normal service is resumed
  • Vending machines can be utilised during your visit. (Max $20.00 in coins)

Please note that Visitors are required to arrive 30 minutes prior to their booking time and visitors who are late will not be permitted entry into the prison.

Please be aware that the interim social visits process is subject to review and amendment and is dependent on the current operational requirements of the Prison. We would like to thank you for your continued patience while we work to restore services to normal. 


The Port Phillip Prison Management Team



Port Phillip Prison is a maximum security prison, which can accommodate up to 1107 prisoners. As Victoria’s largest prison, its primary roles include the management of prisoners in custody, administering custodial sentences for assigned prisoners, delivering a range of significant health services, programs, education and industries in an environment that encourages positive behaviour and attitudes leading to self-directed rehabilitation.

Port Phillip Prison was the third of the privately operated prisons to open in Victoria. It received its first prisoners on 10 September 1997.