Is Pentridge Prison suitable for children?
Pentridge Prison tours may not be suitable for children depending on which tour you attend. Children may attend B Division tours, but parental guidance is strongly advised. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on H Division tours. Night Tours are reserved for individuals aged 16 years and above only due to its confronting themes.
How do I get to Pentridge Prison? Is there car parking?
There are many ways to get to Pentridge Prision. Use the arevo journey planner app to find the easiest and most convenient route.
If you’re driving, vehicles can park under the Pentridge Shopping Centre via Whatmore Drive. Parking is free for three hours and there are over 450 secure, accessible underground parks available. If you drive an electric vehicle, Pentridge has three EV charging stations located on Basement Level B1 of the car park.
Riding a bike? Enter under the Pentridge Clock Tower on Champ Street, where you’ll find plenty of bicycle parks plus a bicycle repair station.
From the CBD, you can catch the northbound Route 19 tram from Elizabeth Street, which runs past the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne University and Sydney Road. Alight at Stop 34 (Bell Street & Sydney Road) or Stop 36 (Rogers Street & Sydney Road) for a short walk to Pentridge. Alternatively, you can catch the Upfield Line train from Flinders Street, Southern Cross, Parliament, Flagstaff or Melbourne Central Stations. Disembark at Coburg Train Station or Batman Train Station, both of which are just a short walk from Pentridge Prison.
Bus routes 526 (Reservoir to Coburg), 530 (Campbellfield to Coburg via Fawkner) and 534 (Glenroy to Coburg) all stop at Pentridge.