The Beechworth timber lock-up was used to hold prisoners. Just a few steps away is the side entrance to the courthouse, where the accused would have entered. Just inside the courthouse side door are the holding cells (male on the right and female on the left), where the accused would have waited for their trials. The stone building next to the lock-up is the Gold Receiver's Office and Sub Treasury, which was built in 1856 and was the Beechworth Police Station at the time of the Kelly Gang.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.