Dubbo Accommodation when visiting Old Dubbo Gaol

Old Dubbo Gaol

Old Dubbo Gaol was first used as a courthouse lock up for the Dubbo area. It opened as the official gaol for Dubbo in 1859 and finally shut its doors in 1966. During that period it housed some of Dubbo’s most infamous criminals, such as Jackie Underwood who was incarcerated for his part in a local massacre.

Through wandering around Old Dubbo Gaol, learning about prison life and spending a few solitary moments in a cell, visitors can get a realistic insight into what it was like to have been confined in prison in the 19th century.

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Information about Old Dubbo Gaol

The entrance to the Old Dubbo Gaol is located just 1.4 km from The Palms Motel Dubbo in Eddie Meek Place just off Macquarie Street – just near the old clock tower. Free unlimited parking is available in the nearby Dubbo Visitor Information Centre car park.

Self-guided tours are available between 9am and 6pm on weekdays and between 9am and 4pm on weekends, with special theatrical tours running on weekends and during NSW School Holidays. Alternatively, book in for a guided family-friendly Twilight Tour or adults only Beyond the Grave Tour.

Affordable accommodation near Old Dubbo Gaol

The Palms Motel Dubbo is just a 10-minute journey away by car, making it the perfect accommodation near Old Dubbo Gaol. We offer great value rates throughout the year, so why not book now on +61 2 6881 8155, email us at bookings@tpmd.com.au or book directly on our website.


Staying at The Palms Motel Dubbo, you will be close to the Dubbo attractions and activities, shops, restaurants and bars.

Air-Conditioned Rooms

Restaurant Chargeback Facilities

Foxtel TV – Movies & Sports

BBQ Facilities


All Rooms Non-Smoking

Outdoor Salt-water Pool

Keyless Door Lock System

Free Car Parking

Breakfast Tray Service To Your Door

Central CBD Location

24 hour Check-In

Free NBN Fast WiFi

Enjoy an Amazing stay with us!