Langi Kal Kal 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 Establishment


Postal Address

Private Bag 4
Beaufort 3373

Street Address

Langi Kal Kal Road
Langi Kal Kal VIC 3352

How to Get There


Langi Kal Kal Prison is situated at Trawalla, 43km from Ballarat, approximately two-hours drive from Melbourne. 

From Melbourne, taken the Western Highway and follow it past the Ballarat Bypass towards Ararat. Approximately 43km (30–40 minutes) drive from Ballarat you will find the Trawalla Roadhouse situated on the right hand side of the road. Turn right at the Trawalla Roadhouse onto the Langi Kal Kal Road which will take you the approximately 4.5 kilometres to Langi Kal Kal Prison.

Public transport

Take the train to Ballarat and then the V/Line coach to Beaufort, where a courtesy bus is available to transfer visitors to Langi Kal Kal Prison on Saturdays and Sundays at the time listed below. The return service drops visitors at Beaufort Station. 

Prisoners are asked to advise the duty senior officer by Friday evening of visitors requiring the courtesy service.


Bus picks up at Beaufort Station (temporary change)

Bus departs Langi Kal Kal (then drops at Beaufort Station)

Saturday and Sunday



Phone no.

 03 5349 4900





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Health Care Services


Education & Skill Development


Level of Security


Availability of Activities


Contact with Outside World

It is recommended that you phone the prison before you visit.

Restricted & non-restricted access






Approved child visits








A maximum of four adults will be accepted at any one time unless pre-arranged approval has been granted.

Parents are responsible for their own children's conduct on visits.

Prisoners who have been convicted of a sexual offence against children will not be permitted to have children under the age of 16 visit them without prior permission of the prison.

Time Out of Cell