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Berrima Correctional Centre
Berrima Correctional Centre is a minimum/medium security correctional institution for women situated 125 km's south-west of Sydney in the Southern Tablelands. The centre is also responsible for periodic detention centres at Wollongong and Campbelltown.
  • Address: PO Box 250, Argyle St Berrima NSW 2577
  • Telephone: (02) 4860-2555
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Moss Vale, being 7 km's from the Correction Centre. Buses running to Berrima run on weekdays only. During the weekend and public holidays, taxi's should be used.
  • Visitor Information: Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 8.30am and 3.00pm. Mondays are co-ordinated children's visits. The only items allowed inside the visit centre is loose change up to $20 to be used in vending machines.
Cessnock Correctional Centre
Cessnock Correctional Centre is a minimum/maximum security correctional institution for men situated 151 km's north-west of Sydney in the Hunter Valley. It is the reception prison for the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region.
  • Address: PO Box 32, Off Lindsay St Cessnock NSW 2325
  • Telephone: (02) 4993-2333
  • Getting There: From the train station, an hourly bus service operates to Cessnock shopping centre which takes 45 minutes. From the shopping centre, it is either a 5 minute taxi ride, or a half hour walk to the prison. Bus services also operate from Sydney and Newcastle.
  • Visitor Information: No booking required for minimum security prisoners, however, you will need to book for maximum security inmates. You can do that by phoning the number above. Visit times for minimum security prisoners are Saturday and Sundays between 8.00am and 3.00pm. Visiting hours for maximum security prisoners are 8.30am - 2.30pm and visits are pre-booking in one (1) hour intervals. For persons visiting maximum security prisoners, no items are allowed to be taken inside the visiting area, and minimum security visitors are allowed to take necessary items to care for children and babies, and up to $30 in coins to use for purchases in the prison canteen.

Emu Plains Correctional Centre
Emu Plains is a minimum security prison for women situated 60 km's west of Sydney's central business district.
  • Address: Old Bathurst Rd Emu Plains NSW 2750
  • Telephone: (02) 4735-0200
  • Getting There: The nearest train station is Emu Plains railway station. It is a 15/20 minute walk from the station to the prison. A taxi ride from the station will take approximately 5 minutes.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays between 8.30am and 3.00pm. To enquire about visiting conditions and rules, phone the centre on the number provided above.

Glen Innes Correctional Centre
Glen Innes Correctional Centre is a minimum security prison for men situated 40 km's east of Glen Innes in the Northern Tablelands. 660 km's north of Sydney.
  • Address: Gwyder Hwy Glen Innes NSW 2370
  • Telephone: (02) 6733-5766
  • Getting There: Country Link operated a rail and bus link. Private coaches also service Glen Innes. Transport from Glen Innes into the prison is provided by the centre. The bus leaves from the Glen Innes tourist information centre at 7.30am and returns to the information centre after visits.
  • Visitor Information: No booking is required. Visit times are Saturday, Sunday and most Public Holidays between 9.00am and 3.00pm (inclusive). Food may be bought into the centre. There are BBQ's available and money may be bought in to purchase drinks from the vending machines. The centre provides tea and coffee. You may take in necessary items needed to care for a child or baby. Newspaper which cannot be bought at the centre may also be bought in and given to inmates.

Long Bay Correctional Complex
Long Bay Correctional Complex is a minimum/maximum security prison for men. It is situated 14 km's from Sydney's central business district. It comprises of five (5) institutions. Four (4) being maximum security, and one (1) being minimum.
  • Address: PO Box 13, Anzac Parade Matraville NSW 2036
  • Telephone: (02) 8304-2000
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Central Railway Station. For further information, please go to Sydney Buses, or State Rail.
  • Visitor Information: Booking are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Mondays between 9.00am and 3.00pm. Coins up to $10 are permitted for use in vending machines.

John Morony Correctional Centre

John Morony Correctional Centre is a minimum/maximum security prison for men situated 5 km's south of Windsor and 60 km's north-west of Sydney. A new facility for women is currently under construction.
  • Address: Locked Bag 654, The Northern Rd Windsor NSW 2756
  • Telephone: (02) 4582-2222
  • Getting There: Windsor train station is the closest railway station. There is a bus service to the prison which varies with season and passenger demands. Check with the local bus carrier, West Bus on (02) 9890-0000
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visit times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 8.30am and Noon and again between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Food can be purchased from a canteen inside the prison and BBQ facilities are available. Money is permitted, including notes.

Kirkconnell Correctional Centre
Kirkconnell Correctional Centre is a minimum security facility for men and is situated 180 km's west of Sydney and 30 km's east of Bathurst in Sunny Corner State Forest.
  • Address: PO Box 266, Sunny Corner Rd Yetholme NSW 2795
  • Telephone: (02) 6337-5219
  • Getting There: The nearest train station is Lithgow or Bathurst. The CRC bus service from Sydney runs once every two weeks. There is no public transport from Lithgow or Bathurst at the moment, but may facilitated in the future.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visit times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 9.00am and 3.00pm. You may take in BBQ and Picnic food and small amounts of money for canteen food.

Mannus Correctional Complex
Mannus Correctional Complex, which comprises of a minimum security institution for men, and a periodic detention centre for both men and women, is situated 512 km's south of Sydney and 115 km's south-east of Wagga Wagga.
  • Address: Linden Roth Drive, Mannus via Tumbarumba NSW 2653
  • Telephone: (02) 6941-0333
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Wagga Wagga. For information on trains and buses, please contact Country Link. The Correctional Centre provides a bus service from Tumbarumba  newsagency at 9.00am on weekdays.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 8.00am and 3.00pm. BBQ and picnic food is permitted, and small amounts of money for vending machines.

Oberon Correctional Centre
Oberon Correctional Centre is a minimum security institution for young male offenders situated 235 km's west of Sydney. Address: Via Shooters Hill Rd, Oberon NSW 2787 Telephone: (02) 6335-5248 Getting There: The CRC bus service operates to Oberon. Timetable and fare information can be obtained by phoning (02) 9288-8700. Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are weekends and public holidays between 8.30am and 2.30pm. Call the centre on the number above for more information about what you may take into the centre.

Silverwater Correctional Centre
Silverwater Correctional Centre is a minimum security prison for men and is situated 21 km's west of Sydney. It includes a work release centre.
  • Address: Locked Bag 115, Australia Post Business Centre Silverwater NSW 1811
  • Telephone: (02) 9289-5100
  • Getting There: For more information on rail and buses, please visit either State Rail or Sydney Buses.
  • Visitor Information: Only legal visitors must book by faxing (02) 9748-4737. Visit times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 8.15am and 11.30 am and again from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. You are not allowed to take in cigarettes or tobacco. No more than $15 in change. No other items are to be taken inside the visitor area. Lockers are provided.
St Heliers Correctional Centre
St Heliers Correctional Centre is a minimum security facility for men and is situated 128 km's north-east of Newcastle on the outskirts of Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley. It is 242 km's north of Sydney.
  • Address: PO Box 597, McCully's Gap Rd Muswellbrook NSW 2333
  • Telephone: (02) 6543-1166
  • Getting There: The nearest train station is Muswellbrook. It is located approximately 1 km from the centre. There is currently no transport to the centre from the station, however a taxi ride will cost you approximately $13
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 9.00am and 3.00pm. You may take cigarettes with you while visiting, but inmates must not keep any that are left. You may also take money to use in vending machines.

Bathurst Correctional Centre
Bathurst Correctional Centre is a medium/minimum security facility for men situated 210 km's west of Sydney. The centre serves as a reception prison for western NSW. A minimum security cell block, known as, X Wing, is located outside the walls of the main prison.

  • Address: PO Box 166, Corner of Browning St and Brookmore Ave Bathurst NSW 2795
  • Telephone (02) 6338-3282
  • Getting There: Train and private coach services operate from Sydney. The prison is a short taxi ride from the station.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times in the main area are weekends between 9.00am and 3.00pm. A small amount of coins are permitted for vending machines and visitors to X wing are allowed to bring food for BBQ's.

Broken Hill Correctional Centre
Broken Hill Correctional Centre is a medium security institution for men and women which is situated in far west New South Wales approximately 1190 km's from Sydney. The medium security section is a reception prison for a large area of the State bordered by Queensland in the north, Victoria in the south and South Australia in the west. It holds a mixture of sentenced and remand inmates.
  • Address: PO Box 403, 109 Gossan St Broken Hill NSW 2880
  • Telephone: (08) 8087-3025
  • Getting There: The Broken Hill train station is situated approximately 2 km's from the centre. The service is operated by Country Link and Great Southern Railways. Broken Hill is also services by private coaches and airlines. The centre is a 20 minute walk, and a 5 minute taxi ride from the railway station.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are weekends and public holidays between 10.00am and 2.30pm. Notice of intention to visit is appreciated, but not required. 

Grafton Correctional Centre
Grafton Correctional Centre is a medium/minimum security facility for men and women situated in the centre of Grafton city, approximately 650 km's north of Sydney. As well as housing sentenced offenders, it also serves as a reception prison for northern NSW.
  • Address: PO Box 656, 170 Hoof St Grafton NSW 2460
  • Telephone: (02) 6642-2133
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Grafton City station on the north coast line, approximately 5 km's from the centre. A bus service from adjacent Bent Street leaves every thirty (30) minutes on weekdays and hourly on Saturday until 1.00pm. The service does not operate after 1.00pm on Saturday's, Sunday's and Public Holidays. Alternatively, catch any bus with the destination "Hospital".
  • Visitor Information: For Area A, visits need to be pre-booked. Phone the number above for more details. Visiting times are Friday to Sunday, between 9.00am and 11.30am and again between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. For Area B and June Baker Centre, visits do not require bookings. Visiting hours are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 9.00am and 3.15pm. You may take small amounts of coins for vending machines and BBQ food, or you may pre-order your lunch to be picked up from the hospital shop which is situated directly opposite the prison.

Junee Correctional Centre
Junee Correctional Centre is a medium/minimum security prison for men located 450 km's south-west of Sydney and 40 km's from Wagga Wagga. It is also the only privately run correctional centre in NSW.
  • Address: PO Box 197,  Park Lane Junee NSW 2663
  • Telephone: (02) 6924-3222
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Junee Station. There is a fortnightly bus service running from Sydney to Junee. There is a taxi service from the station to the prison.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 8.30am and 3.30pm. Visitors are reminded they must provide 100 point ID check. Baby change facilities are available.

Mulawa Correctional Centre (Silverwater)

Mulawa Correctional Centre is a maximum/medium/minimum security facility for women located 21 km's from Sydney's centre business district,within the boundaries of the Silverwater Complex, Holker Street, Silverwater. The Silverwater Complex consists of Mulawa Correctional Centre, Silverwater Correctional Centre and M.R.R.C. Mulawa is the principal Correctional Centre for women in NSW.
  • Address: Locked Bag 130, Australia Business Centre Silverwater NSW 1811
  • Telephone: (02) 9289-5399
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Auburn station, which is located 4 km's from the centre. The cost for a taxi from the station to the centre is approximately $10.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are required for all visits. Phone (02) 9648-0568 Monday to Friday and phone (02) 9289-5310. Visit times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday's between 8.15am and 3.30pm. The Children of Prisoners organisation is based at Silverwater, they can assist in cases where there are difficulties in transporting children to the centre, phone 02 9648 5866. A normal visit is for an hour and a half. There is no smoking in the visit section. Hot drinks are supplied free of charge, and you may take up to $10 in change for vending machines.

Parklea Young Offenders Correctional Centre
Parklea Correctional Centre is a medium security facility for young male offenders, mainly between the ages of 18 and 25 years. The centre is located 40 km's north-west of Sydney's central business district. The Centre also incorporates a low security work release Centre for young inmates nearing release.
  • Address: Box 6148, Delivery Centre Fifth Avenue Blacktown NSW 2148 or 500 Sunnyholt Road Blacktown NSW 2148
  • Telephone: (02) 9626-7122
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Blacktown and a bus operates from the station. The service runs approximately every 45 minutes on the weekends and visitors disembark at a bus depot situated near the visitors car park at the Correctional Centre. The service on a week day runs every hour and passengers disembark on Sunnyholt Road at the entrance to the Correctional Centre. During weekends visitors may catch the bus service from the depot near the carpark and on weekdays from the depot on Sunnyholt Road.
  • Visitor Information: All visitors must pre-book. You can only book Monday to Friday. Please call the number above. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Monday's between 8.30am and 3.00pm. Visits have duration up to two (2) hours.

Alice Springs Juvenile Holding Centre Tamworth Correctional Centre
Tamworth Correctional Centre is a medium institution for males located in the Northern Tablelands, 397km north of Sydney. The institution serves as a Reception Correctional Centre for Tamworth and surrounding districts. A periodic detention Centre for males was opened in March 1997.
  • Address: Corner of Dean and Johnson St Tamworth NSW 2340
  • Telephone: (02) 6766-4977
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Tamworth. A bus service (Route 430) runs from the Town Stand in Kable Avenue (near the bridge) to the Hospital, which is directly opposite the Correctional Centre.
  • Visitor Information: Bookings are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 9.00am and Noon and again at 1.00pm and 3.00pm. New visitors are not permitted to stay between the break, however, existing visitors may. If the visit area is not busy, visitors may stay the entire day.

Goulburn Correctional Centre

Goulburn Correctional Centre is a maximum/minimum security institution for males located in the Southern Tablelands, 197km south-west of Sydney. It is also home to some of Australia's worst offenders.
  • Address: Maud St Goulburn NSW 2580
  • Telephone: (02) 4827-2222
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Goulburn Station. A taxi ride from the station to the prison is approximately 3 km's. The CRC bus service runs every second weekend from various points in Sydney.
  • Visitor Information: Visits to the maximum security wing must be pre-booked. You can do that by phoning (02) 4827-2240. Visit times are Saturday and Sunday between 9.00am and 2.30pm. For maximum security visits, the visiting time cannot exceed one (1) hour. No limit time or bookings required for minimum security.

Lithgow Correctional Centre
Lithgow Correctional Centre is a maximum security institution for males located 152km west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains. The Centre is at Marrangaroo, 7km west of Lithgow on the Great Western Highway.
  • Address: 569 Great Western Highway Marrangaroo, PO Box 666 Lithgow NSW 2790
  • Telephone: (02) 6350-2222
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is at Lithgow. A taxi ride from the station to the Centre is approximately 7 km. A bus service runs from the station to the Centre on visits days. The CRC bus service runs to the Centre from various points in Sydney.
  • Visitor Information: All visits must be pre-booked. You can do that by phoning the number above. Visit times are Saturday and Sunday's between 9.00am and 11.00am and again between 12.00pm and 2.30pm. Only a small amount of change is allowed to be taken into the centre to be used in vending machines.
Long Bay Correctional Centre
Long Bay Correctional Complex is a minimum/maximum security prison for men. It is situated 14 km's from Sydney's central business district. It comprises of five (5) institutions. Four (4) being maximum security, and one (1) being minimum.
  • Address: PO Box 13, Anzac Parade Matraville NSW 2036
  • Telephone: (02) 8304-2000
  • Getting There: The nearest railway station is Central Railway Station. For further information, please go to Sydney Buses, or State Rail.
  • Visitor Information: Booking are not required. Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday and Mondays between 9.00am and 3.00pm. Coins up to $10 are permitted for use in vending machines.

Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRS)
The Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC) is a maximum security institution for males. In conjunction with the Silverwater and Mulawa Correctional Centres it forms part of the Silverwater Correctional Complex, Australia's largest prison complex, located 21km west of the Sydney central business district.
  • Address: Private Bag 144, Silverwater NSW 1811
  • Telephone: (02) 9289-5600
  • Getting There: Bus No. 406 between Auburn Railway Station and Ermington Shopping Centre. Bus No. 555 between Parramatta Railway Station and Olympic Park Railway Station. Telephone 02 96383121 for bus timetable information.
  • Visitor Information: All visits must be booked. You can phone (02) 9289-5657 to organise that. Bookings can be made up to seven (7) days ahead. Visiting times are Monday to Sunday (excluding Tuesdays) between 8.45am and 10.30am - 9.30am and 11.30am - 10.30am and 12.30pm - 12.45pm and 2.45pm  - 1.30pm and 3.30pm - 4.00pm and 6.30om. Up to $10 in change is permitted for use in vending machines. A $2 coin is needed for lockers, which is returned at the end of each visit. Please phone to centre beforehand to check on other applicable rules, including the quantity of baby items permitted to be taken inside the prison.


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