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.
596 Great Western Highway
PO Box 666
Lithgow NSW 2790
Phone: (02) 6350 2222
Fax: (02) 6350 2220
How To Get 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 outside the Post Office (which is situated on Main Street across the road from the railway station) to the Centre on visits days. A bus leaves the Centre at approximately 3.00 pm for the return journey to the railway station.
City Rail Information
CRC (Community Restorative Centre) runs a low cost bus service on a fortnightly basis (Saturdays only) from Sydney to Lithgow Correctional Centre. For more information phone CRC on (02) 9288 8700 or visit www.crcnsw.org.au.
Travelling from Sydney, continue through Lithgow on the Great Western Highway. The turnoff to the Centre is signposted. There is ample parking at the Centre.
Visits to the Centre must be booked during the week prior to your visit. Telephone (02) 6350 2248 Monday to Thursday between 10am - 12pm and 1-3pm. No bookings will be taken on weekends or public holidays.
Inmates who are on special management regimes/programs have special booking procedures, which will be advised on enquiry to the above number as per the above booking times.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am to 11.30am and from 12 noon to 2.30pm.
Only a small amount in coins may be taken into the Centre for use in the vending machines. No other items apart from those listed for visitors with infants are permitted. Should you wish to leave money, educational material or any other article at reception to be delivered to an inmate by an officer, you must telephone to ask whether this is permitted prior to your visit.
Legal practitioners may visit from Monday to Friday between 10.30 am and 2.45 pm.
Saturday and Sunday visits may be made between 9.00 am - 11.30 am and 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm.
Notification of intention to visit should be made in writing to the General Manager noting relevant details such as proposed visit date and time and names of inmates being visited. Notification must be submitted in advance via mail or faxed to (02) 6350 2288 or mailed to PO Box 666 Lithgow NSW 2790.
Industries at Lithgow Correctional Centre consist of Textile, Technology and Service Industries. Training programs are provided in the form of WorkCover, OH&S, TAFE and CSI Task Books.
The Textile Unit manufactures items for Health, Hospitality and Justice Departments. The Technology Unit manufactures computer cables for the Asian market. The Service Industries, employing up to ninety (90) inmates, assist in general maintenance, hygiene and catering within the Centre.
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.