Friday 26th May

Melbourne is where the award winning Bail Out all started back in 2006. The event has now grown into a truly national campaign and is run across 5 states throughout the month of May.  The City Watch House and Old Melbourne Goal are iconic venues that set the stage for a high quality unique event.

Your time as a Bail Out inmate will expose you to life on the inside with activities that simulate prison life. Upon arrival, inmates are stripped of all possessions, given an inmate uniform, fingerprinted, photographed then taken to the main exercise yard where they will be fed prison gruel. Re-enactments of cases are heard in the Old Magistrate’s Court before inmates are sentenced to some cell time with their gang or other solitary inmates.

Register for Bail Out and have experience that you will never forget.

A minimum of $1,000 (per person) must be raised to secure release.

About the Old Melbourne Gaol

When the Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority.  Inside the Gaol, dangerous criminals were held alongside petty offenders, the homeless and the mentally ill.  Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.  The prison was often overcrowded and was an extremely dark and difficult place for any inmate

...Are you up for the challenge in 2017? REGISTER NOW!

Or, if you have a friend, relative, colleague, boss or spouse that you’d like to see locked up, contact or 03 8354 0811 

Register as an individual

Benefits of registering as an individual:

  • Full Bail Out experience
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded people
  • Experience the world famous Old Melbourne Goal in a way that you will never forget

Register as a team leader and become a Bail Out Champion

Make a difference and lead others in raising awareness and funds.  Bring together 5 people (including yourself) as a team to get locked up and each raise the minimum bail of $1,000, a total of $5,000.

By accepting this challenge, your fundraising will support:

  • The employment of 10 youth-at-risk per annum, empowering these young people to lead more independent and sustainable futures.
  • The training of 50 disadvantaged youth to develop their work readiness skills each year.

Benefits of registering as a Champion and becoming a team leader:

  • Bond with your mates; (up to 5 members per team)
  • Great opportunity for team building and staff rewards
  • Networking with other community minded businesses
  • Experience the world famous Old Melbourne Goal in a way that you will never forget

Event Details

When:  Friday 26th May 2017
Where:  Old Melbourne Gaol Watch House
Address: Near the corner of Russell and LaTrobe Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 5.30pm (sharp) - Stay tuned for more information
Cost: A minimum of $1,000 must be raised to secure your participation. It is recommended to raise your bail prior to the night as there will be little time to get on the phone to request some final donations.
Catering: You will be clothed, fed and watered

Click here to register for the Melbourne Bail Out or for Further Information: contact or 03 8354 0811