HM Prison Tarrengower

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Coordinates: 36°58′37″S 144°02′51″E / 36.977°S 144.0476°E / -36.977; 144.0476

Australian Prisons
HM Prison Tarrengower
Location: Maldon, Victoria
Status: Operational
Classification: Minimum Security
Capacity: 54
Opened: January 1988
Managed by: Corrections Victoria

HM Prison Tarrengower is a women's prison located in Maldon, Victoria, Australia. It focuses on release preparation for the women, and provides them with programs and employment opportunities, also allowing them to build confidence and skill sets when it comes to gaining and maintaining employment both whilst in custody and also upon their release. Tarrengower provides unique opportunities for the women, who truly want to do positive things once released, and focuses on encouraging them to have more positive and productive roles within the community.


Originally a farm, the prison was opened in January 1988 after the property was purchased and accommodation units were built. Tarrengower is the only minimum security female prison in Victoria. It is situated 136 km to the north of Melbourne, 2.5 km from the Maldon township.


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