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Former Prahran Police Station and Court House

Architect: Charles Gilchrist

South | S34

In 1886, a new police station and courthouse were erected on the land adjacent to the Prahran Town Hall, on the southeast corner of Greville Street and Macquarie Street. The Gothic Revival Style building features a basalt plinth, Barrabool sandstone trimmed with Waurn Pond limestone, and a slate roof with elaborate cast-iron cresting. The old courthouse then became the Council Chamber which contains its collection of 19th century furniture. Plans are currently being developed for the site to accommodate a range cultural, social and civic events.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 2pm - Booking required for this building

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • Tour Type: S34

  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 2pm, running for 45minutes, in groups of20

  • Access: Limited mobility access

  • Building Type: Government

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Year Built: 1860, 1878, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1914 and 2008

  • Transport: Stop 46: Chatham St on route 78.


Corner Greville Street and Macquarie Street, Prahran 3181, VIC


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