Broken Hill Correctional Centre, which is a medium security and minimum security institution for both males and females, is located in far western NSW, 1190km 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.
109 Gossan St
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Phone: (08) 8082 6000
PO Box 403
Broken Hill NSW 2880
How to get there
There is a train station at Broken Hill situated about 2km from the Centre. The service is operated by CountryLink and Great Southern Railways.
Broken Hill is also serviced by private coaches and airlines.
The Centre is a twenty minute walk or a five minute taxi ride from the train station.
When approaching from Sydney, turn right from the main street ( Argent St) at the first set of traffic lights into Oxide St. Turn left at the Wolfram St roundabout and the centre is at the end of Wolfram St.
When approaching from Adelaide, turn left into Galena St and proceed for two blocks. Turn left into Talc St and right into Wolfram St. The centre is located on this block.
Street parking only is available.
Visit times are Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 - 11.30 am and then from 1.00 - 3.00 pm. Visitors are able to attend both sessions. They need to be at the main gate for processing between 9-9.30 or 12.30-1 pm.
Christmas Day and New Years Day 10:00am - 2:30pm.
Notice of intention to visit by telephoning the Centre is appreciated.
Legal practitioners may visit 7 days between the hours of 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm -3 pm.
Accredited courses, with nationally recognised qualifications, are made available to inmates at each correctional centre.
The Adult Education and Vocational Training Institute (AEVTI) provides literacy, numeracy and communications courses in all centres. Many centres also offer vocational courses such as Information Technology, Horticulture, Construction, Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft.
AEVTI contracts TAFE NSW and other providers to deliver courses in a range of vocational areas such as Hospitality, Business Skills, Building, Cleaning, Transport, Aboriginal Studies, Horticulture and various WorkCover licenses.
AEVTI also co-ordinates traineeships and offers support for distance education.
Each centre has a library giving inmates access to a range of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. Inmates can also login to a secure internal network called the Inmate Legal Portal which gives them access to material of a legal nature.
For more information regarding these programs visit the AEVTI WebPage.
Minimum security inmates housed at Broken Hill Correctional Centre carry out projects in the Broken Hill City area and in National Parks located in far western New South Wales.
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