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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


Approved visitors are able to send messages to a prisoner via GEO’s PrisonerLink messaging platform. Register and log in here.

Planning a Visit?

You must be on the prisoner’s permitted list to gain entry to the Centre.

Personal Visits:

  • All personal visit bookings at Ravenhall Correctional Centre are booked by the prisoner only.
  • Visitors cannot book visits over the phone.
  • The prisoner will contact you and advise you when a visit has been confirmed.

Professional Visits

All Professional visitors must contact 03 8363 6500 and follow the prompts for advice relating to:

  • Professional visits
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing

Booking Times

Days Visit Times
Mainstream Mon
9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm
9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm. 4.00pm
10.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm
9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm
9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm
Protection Tues
1.00pm, 2.30pm. 4.00pm
9.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm
9.00am, 10.30am
2.30pm, 4.00pm

General Visiting Conditions

  • To visit a prisoner, you must be on their approved list.
  • Visitors should attend the centre at least 40 minutes prior to their appointment to allow time for processing.
  • If a visitor arrives late, they will need to re-book their visit. Staff cannot guarantee this will be on the same day as original booking.

COVID-19 Visiting Conditions

  • One video visit per week is permitted per prisoner.
  • When in-person visits resume, you will be required to wear a mask on entry to Ravenhall for the entire duration of the visit.
  • Visit canteen will be closed. No food or drink items will be permitted during visit.
  • Playground will remain closed.
  • A maximum of 2 people (2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child) will be permitted to visit due to social
    distancing requirements.
  • You will be required to remain seated at all times and comply with social distancing requirements.
  • Vending machines will not be available.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and you will be encouraged to practise safe hand hygiene.

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