Old Magistrates Court

345–355 Russell Street Melbourne 3000

Many of Victoria’s most notorious criminals stood here for committal and bail hearings including gangster Squizzy Taylor, Julian Knight and Chopper Read when the Court operated from 1911 to 1994. The Old Magistrates Court sits on the site of the original Supreme Court of Victoria where Ned Kelly was sentenced to death by Judge Redmund Barry in 1880.

The Court is a perfect setting for creative conferencing, an intimate dinner for up to 60 guests, or a unique way to enjoy pre dinner drinks before heading in to the Watch House or Old Melbourne Gaol.