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Ballarat Old Gaol Tours

Ballarat Old Gaol Tour

Come visit the old Ballarat Gaol site and join them on a guided tour of Ballarat’s criminal history. Explore the Gaol’s tunnels and turrets in virtual reality. Uncover the colourful history of the former Gaol and its inmates through artefacts, blueprints and images. This year the tour features a history of flogging as a form of punishment and correction in Victoria and the Gaol throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Trigger Content Warning: Some of the material discussed pertains to incidents of violence which may be distressing for some participants.

Event is Wheelchair and disability access friendly.

Visitors are expected to adhere to appropriate social distancing regulations.

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28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022

09:00 - 17:00

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Federation University SMB Campus107 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.