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Correctional Centre

Fulham Correctional Centre, located in Sale, first opened in 1997 and is Victoria’s largest regional correctional centre.

Fulham delivers employment, education and vocational training, offending behaviour, reintegration, faith and cultural programs to sentenced and unsentenced prisoners.

Unique to Fulham, a specialist treatment community offers prisoners opportunities to engage in intensive rehabilitation programs in addition to peer mentoring and case-management. Prisoners are supported to develop goals addressing their individual risks and needs and prepare for their release.

Fulham is home to another distinctive initiative; its Nalu Challenge Community – a minimum security unit accommodating prisoners preparing for release and approved to undertake community-based activities. With a strong focus on community reparation and release planning, Nalu has proven itself highly effective in reducing the risk of reoffending.

Fulham has also developed Gateway – an innovative prison operating system that has been adopted by other Victorian correctional centres. It offers structured case- management processes and effective scheduling and monitoring of activities for each of Fulham’s prisoners. Gateway has successfully improved rehabilitative outcomes for prisoners in our care.

Fulham Correctional Centre has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrections Victoria since opening in 1997.

The centre was awarded Victorian Employer of the Year in 2011 in recognition of Fulham’s outstanding staff training and development standards.

Visitor Information

Planning a Visit?

You must be on the prisoner’s permitted list to gain entry to the Centre. Contact the visitor information line (03) 5142 3800 to find out if you are on their list. The visits information line is open 8:00am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday.

Visiting Times

Type Days Visit Times
Mainstream Weekends & Public Holidays 8:30am – 3:30 pm
Non-Contact Mainstream Weekends & Public Holidays 8:30am – 11:00am
1:00pm – 3:30pm

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Note: Maximum visit time is 1 hour to all visits.

Processing Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Visitors arriving after 3:00pm will not be permitted a visit on that day.

Transport to the Centre

If travelling by train from Melbourne to Sale, call V-Line on 136 196 to check train times. If you require overnight accommodation, please contact the Centre’s Switchboard Operator and we will provide you with contacts for local Hotels, Motels and Caravan Parks.

Other Information

Prisoners are allowed one visit per day. A maximum of 4 adults and children (numbers within reason) are permitted to visit the prisoner at any one time. Animals are prohibited in the Fulham Correctional Centre car park.

In line with the smoke free environment policy smoking is prohibited in all visit areas, including outdoors.

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