Correctional Centre:

Ravenhall Correctional Centre is Victoria’s largest correctional centre and is a positive model for rehabilitation and reintegration focused centres of the future with unprecedented levels of pre- and post-release support to prisoners.

Commencing operations in late 2017, Ravenhall boasts a highly innovative design capable of accommodating and managing a diverse population of prisoners and ensuring each has access to the programs and services they need to reduce their risk of reoffending.

GEO’s contract contains a ‘payment by results’ element, based on improved reintegration outcomes and associated reductions in reoffending. Ravenhall’s significant focus on rehabilitation and reintegration is evident with over 100 evidence based programs addressing a range of risks and needs in addition to a focus on education and vocational training and post-release employment.

An alliance of community partners is integrated within the centre contributing to case management, program delivery and post-release outcomes. A unique and significant aspect of the Ravenhall model is the focus on post-release services.

Through GEO’s Continuum of Care model, men exiting Ravenhall can continue to receive services post-release at the correctional centre’s community-based reintegration centre.

A GEO-led Consortium – comprising of GEO, John Holland, Honeywell, and Capella Capital – were responsible for the design, construction, financing of this industry-leading centre along with the development of the centre’s maintenance and operational strategy.

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) 8363 6355 to find out if you are on their list. The Visits Booking Line will be staffed from Wed – Thurs 9am – 4pm, Fri 9am – 12pm.

Visiting Time

Days Visit Times
Weekdays 8.30am – 5.30pm
Weekends/Public Holidays 8.30am – 5.30pm
Restricted Access Tuesday 1pm – 5.30pm
Sunday 3.20pm – 5.30pm

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All Visits will be UP TO two hours, except for visits commencing at 4:20pm. If a visitor arrives more than 10 mins later than the prescribed starting time slot, they will have to wait until the following hourly time slot to begin their visit.

* From 28th May 2018, visitors will NOT be required to book visits for Monday to Friday. Visitors will be able to attend the Centre without a booking. Bookings WILL STILL apply for visits on weekends and public holidays. Visitors can book a visit by telephoning the Visits Booking Line or in person at the Gatehouse.

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 Ravenhall Correctional Centre car park. In line with the smoke free environment policy smoking is prohibited in all visit areas, including outdoors.

Contact Details

  • Postal Address:PO Box 490, St Albans, VIC, 3021
  • Street Address:97 Riding Boundary Road, Ravenhall, VIC, 3023
  • General Enquiries:(03) 8363 6500