• Organisation

Malmsbury Youth Training Centre


The Malmsbury Youth Training Centre was established by the state government in 1965. In 2018, it was known as the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct. Malmsbury is primarily for males aged 18 to 20 serving a Youth Justice Centre order. Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre closed in December 2023.

During the mid 1970s the dormitory style accommodation at Malmsbury was converted to smaller units with bedroom accommodation. This increased the options for treatment available in the Centre.

When the Langi Kal Kal youth training centre was closed in March 1993, Malmsbury became Victoria’s main Youth Training Centre for 17 to 20 year old offenders.

In 1994 a major redevelopment of Malmsbury commenced. The redevelopment improved the centre’s safety, security and program capacity for 17 to 21 year old young male offenders. The new 75 bed centre at Malmsbury was opened in December 1997.

The Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre closed in December 2023. Young people were moved to Parkville Youth Justice Centre and Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre (which opened in August 2023).

The Victorian government announced the impending closure in June 2023. One news article reported that: “After a deeply troubled history, the centre’s last months were marred by serious violence against staff and young people” (ABC News, 22 December 2023).

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  • Alternative Names

    Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre

    Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre

    Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct


  • 1965 -

    Malmsbury Youth Training Centre is located on the Calder Freeway, Malmsbury, Victoria (Building Still standing)


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