Old Magistrate's Court at Old Melbourne Gaol

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Russell Street, 377, Melbourne, 3000
Melbourne Central Station (300 m)
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About this space

Many of Victoria’s most notorious criminals stood here for committal and bail hearings including gangster Squizzy Taylor, Julian Knight and Chopper Read when the Court operated from 1911 to 1994. The Old Magistrates Court sits on the site of the original Supreme Court of Victoria where Ned Kelly was sentenced to death by Judge Redmund Barry in 1880.

The Court is a perfect setting for creative conferencing, an intimate dinner for up to 60 guests, or a unique way to enjoy pre dinner drinks before heading in to the Watch House or Old Melbourne Gaol.

We also host virtual dinner including interactive cooking demonstrations and wine masterclasses, complete with virtual activities and entertainment. We manage your registrations, meeting platforms and breakouts so you don't have to do anything and we will also arrange for catering and gifts to be delivered direct to homes and offices in time for the event. To ensure everything runs smoothly, we have an onsite studio available for broadcasting the event to your attendees on the day.


Capacity

Standing
up to 60
Dining
up to 60
Theatre
up to 60

Prices

Sunday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Monday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Tuesday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Wednesday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Thursday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Friday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.
Saturday
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 hire fee + per person
Per session
9:00 – 1:00
from $1500 + $55 hire fee + per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Coctail option 1: Limited menu- $69pp
Coctail option 2: Classic menu- $68pp
Coctail option 3: Classic menu- $79pp

Please contact us for detailed information on more options and prices.

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Air conditioning
Natural light
Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

The Gaol is a sensational venue for your next event, function or wedding. It is centrally located, can host large numbers and can cater for a variety of corporate and private functions.

We can provide great entertainment value with a host of interesting characters to enliven your evening, from authentic historical characters such as Ned Kelly and Gaol Governors to roaming Police Sergeants.

One of Australia’s most fascinating tourist attractions can be transformed through lighting into an unexpected and unique setting in the heart of Melbourne.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from $55
per person / per evening
from $55
per person / per evening

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