Spotlight: Aradale Mental Hospital

HP Commission

Location: Victoria, Australia

+61 458 438 366

  • Originally known as Ararat Lunatic Asylum
  • Built in 1864
  • Made up of 64 buildings, spread over more than 40 hectares.
  • Roughly 13,000 people died inside the hospital.
  • Three prisoners were hanged inside while it was being used as a jail
  • Closed as an asylum in 1998
  • Currently used as a world-class wine and hospitality training facility.
  •  Currently hosts ghost tours.


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