Tarrengower Prison

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Name of General Manager

 

Year of Establishment

1988

Postal Address

 Private Bag 1
Maldon VIC 3463

Street Address

9 Maldon-Shellbourne Road
Nuggetty VIC 3463

How to Get There

Tarrengower Prison is 136km north of Melbourne, 2.5km from the Maldon township.

Car

Access Maldon via the Calder Highway (State Route No.40, National Route No.79) by Keilor Park Drive, Tullamarine Freeway, Western Ring Road, Green Gully Road, or Sunshine Avenue, depending on your starting point.

The Calder Hwy bypasses most towns on the route. The first is Malmsbury, followed by Taradale. After Taradale, take the Castlemaine/Maldon exit (Pyrenees Hwy), clearly marked as the 'Goldfields Tourist Route'. The trip to this point is approximately 123km.

The Pyrenees Hwy leads through Chewton and into Castlemaine proper. In Castlemaine centre, turn left off the Pyrenees Highway at the traffic lights into Barker Street (also known as the Midland Highway).

Now travelling on the Midland Highway, pass under a railway bridge, turn right at the exit sign to Maldon. This is now the Pyrenees Highway (although it is known locally as Elizabeth Street). Follow this road for a few kilometres out of the Castlemaine township.

Turn right at the next intersection, clearly marked to Maldon. You are now on the Castlemaine/Maldon Road. Travel along this road for approximately 15kms. At the T-intersection turn right into the heart of Maldon. This is High Street, Maldon.

Remain travelling along High Street, past the visitor information centre and post office (on your left). This road becomes the Maldon/Bridgewater Road which leads directly to the Tarrengower Prison exit. After approximately 2km, turn right into Nuggetty Road. The driveway to the prison is approximately 60m on your left.

Public transport

A weekend bus service operates from Castlemaine railway station and travels directly to Tarrengower Prison.

 

Phone no.

 03 5479 8200

Population

 

Capacity

72

Number of Staff

 

Health Care Services

 

Education & Skill Development

 

Level of Security

Minimum

Availability of Activities

 

Contact with Outside World

Contact visits

10:00–16:00

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays


Non-contact visits

10:00–16:00

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

 

Time Out of Cell

 

Remarks

 

www.corrections.vic.gov.au/home/prison/tarrengower+prison.shtml