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City Watch House, Old Melbourne Gaol

City Watch House OldMelbGaol

The centrally located City Watch house at the  Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne’s most fascinating sites.

This iconic venue can host a variety of corporate and private functions.

Built of blue stone, the Watch house still contains the original cells  which held some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminals.  The central walkway is a striking space for a long table for lunch or dinner, and the exercise yards provide a great pre-dinner drinks space.

Ask us how we adapt a menu and concept to suit your event.


  • 100 seated
  • 400 for cocktails


377 Russell Street, Melbourne

Venue features

Breakout spaces for dessert stations, bars, pre-dinner drinks and a striking large walkway for a long table dinner.

What makes it a great venue for your next event?

There are a number of entertainment options available to enliven your event, including private tours of the Gaol, roving police sergeants and performances. Let your creativity loose for your next birthday, conference, cocktail party.