2017 Public Geelong Gaol Prison Break Events

What Is It?

Do you think you have the smarts to break out of Old Geelong Gaol? Uplift Events are now giving the general public a chance to escape out of Old Geelong Gaol in 2017!

The 2017 public Old Geelong Gaol Prison Break will see teams of up to 6 people inside the eerie prison cells in of Old Geelong Gaol where they will have to use their smarts to solve a series of puzzles and challenges to escape the prison within 1.5 hours. This strategic event will allow teams to experience the history of the notorious Old Geelong Gaol. Old Geelong Gaol Prison Break is more than just an escape room, as teams will get to experience a real life prison environment, exploring the corridors and rooms as they move through different scenarios of the break out – and are not just confined to their cell. Teams will have the opportunity to get into character, and will have a warden and prison guards patrolling the prison and supervising their event. The atmosphere and experience created inside the prison is unrivalled compared to any escape room!.

If you think you have got what it takes to break out of Old Geelong Gaol, gather your family and friends or work colleagues and test your puzzle solving skills and teamwork against other inmates! The objective of the event is not only to break out of the prison within 1.5 hours, but to do it ahead of all other teams and be declared the Houdinis of Old Geelong Gaol! Ideal for your mid year function as corporates can enter as part of their end of financial year celebration!

How To Register

Register your team NOW, by selecting one of the sessions below.
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An information pack will be e-mailed to teams approximately 1 week before the event date confirming their registration and the event rules.

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Competition Information

Team Sizes

Teams of up to 6 people


$240 (incl GST) for a team of up to 6 people

Age Restriction

The minimum age to compete is 16 years old. All participants under 18 years of age must have their guardian sign the waiver form prior to participating.

Date & Time

  • Sunday 24th September 2017 – 10:30am to 12:00pm

Registrations close Wednesday, 20th September 2017 or when sold out.

If you have registered and cannot make it to the event, please call us on 1300 UPLIFT (875 438) at least 10 days prior to the event date to see if there is availability to move you to another time or date – there are no guarantees. No changes will be accepted within 10 days of the event date. If you do not show up to the event on your registered date and time, you will not be placed in another event.

If a particular event date does not receive a minimum number of registrations, Uplift Events reserves the right to move the teams registered for that date to another event date and time OR cancel the event.

Old Geelong Gaol Prison Team building  Old Geelong Gaol Prison Team building


Old Geelong Gaol
202 Myers St
Geelong VIC 3220

What Is Provided

Each team will be provided with:

  • All equipment and props for challenges (including costumes, bandanas, fake tattoos, themed challenges – to be returned at the end of the event)
  • Access to Old Geelong Gaol including the prison cells, corridors, courtyards etc
  • Opportunity to explore and tour the prison after the event and visit the different levels of Old Geelong Gaol
  • Medals for the quickest team to break out and the title of the Houdinis of Old Geelong Gaol
  • Professionally run event with event staff and a host
  • A guaranteed mind blowing and atmospheric experience

Team Costumes

Part of the fun and spirit of the event is for teams to get into character and to look and play the part of inmates.
Teams are encouraged to come dressed as gangs and look as intimidating and scary as possible. Although teams will be provided with some basic props (bandanas, tattoos etc.), please feel free to make your own costumes and uniforms to intimidate the other gangs and inmates.

What To Bring

  • Thinking caps
  • A competitive spirit, comfortable shoes, a jacket / warm top
  • Costumes etc to help you get into character and look like inmates
  • Water and snacks
  • A digital camera or smart phone to take photos after the event

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