Mont Park Asylum
|Mont Park Asylum|
Former Asylum buildings
|Location||Macleod, Victoria, Australia|
|Care system||Public and private|
|Emergency department||Not applicable|
|Lists||Hospitals in Australia|
|Other links||List of Australian psychiatric institutions|
Mont Park Asylum was a psychiatric hospital located in Melbourne, Australia. It was closed in the late-1990s. Located on a huge area of land, Mont Park was built during the government policies of institutionalisation of the mentally ill and insane in the early 20th century. The complex was served by the freight only Mont Park railway branch line.
The empty land was used for the establishment of La Trobe University in 1967. It is now the site of Springthorpe Housing Development. Part of the old patient hospital was taken over by La Trobe University for the Graduate School of Management/Business.
Mont Park was closely linked with Plenty Valley Repatriation Psychiatric Hospital and Larundel Psychiatric Hospital, which both closed in the late 1990s. These sites are also being redeveloped.
- "Mont Park Psychiatric Hospital Precinct (listing RNE100229)". Australia Heritage Places Inventory. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- "Mont Park Hospital Block". National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Retrieved 2008-10-22.
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