Port Phillip Prison




Below is official information.

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

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Postal Address

PO Box 376
Laverton VIC 3028

Street Address

280 Palmers Road
Truganina VIC 3029

How to Get There


From Melbourne
From Spencer Street turn right at Flinders Street and continue along Charles Grimes Bridge Road. Follow the signs and take the Westgate Freeway westbound. Take the Grieve Parade exit and, at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Dohertys Road. The prison is on the corner of Dohertys and Palmers Roads, Laverton North.

From Princes Highway
Continue along the Princes Highway city-bound and take the Old Geelong Road exit at Laverton. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Fitzgerald Road in Laverton North. You'll come to another roundabout. Take the third exit onto Dohertys Road, Laverton North.

Public transport

To Laverton railway station
The bus departs from Sunshine Railway Station Bus Terminal (bus 400) and runs via the overpass, Durham Road, Anderson Road, Forrest Street, Tilburn Road, Station Road, Western Highway (Ballarat Road), Westwood Drive, Robinsons Road and Riding Boundary Road to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. The bus then departs via Riding Boundary Road, Robinsons Road and Middle Road to the Metropolitan Remand Centre. It then departs from the Metropolitan Remand Centre via Middle Road, Robinsons Road, Palmers Road, Dohertys Road to Port Phillip Prison. It then travels via Dohertys Road, Fitzgerald Road, Old Geelong Road, Bladin Street, Wright Street, Thomas Street, Woods Street, Lohse Street and Maher Road to the terminus at Laverton Railway Station.


To Sunshine railway station
Bus will travel in the reverse direction.
Westrans (Altona) operates this service.
Contact Westrans (Altona) on 03 9398 2712.


Phone no.

03 9217 7200





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Contact with Outside World

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


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