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Bathurst

Bathurst Correctional Centre is a medium/minimum institution for males and is situated 210km west of Sydney. The Centre serves as a reception prison for western NSW. A minimum-security cellblock, known as X Wing, is located outside the walls of the main part of the gaol.

Address

Cnr Browning Street and Brookmoore Avenue
Bathurst NSW 2795

Postal Address


PO Box 166
Bathurst NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6338 3282

How to get there

Public Transport

Train and private coach services operate from Sydney. The Centre is a short taxi ride from the station.
Countrylink Information

Private Transport

The Centre is approximately 3km west of the town centre. Turn onto Brooke Moore Avenue from the Mitchell Highway. CRC bus is available once a fortnight leaving Central Station- Sydney to Bathurst bookings can be made by telephoning (02) 9288 8700.

Visitor Information

Bookings & Visiting Times

Visits bookings will be taken from 2pm to 4pm Monday to Thursday. Visit booking number is 02 6338 3212. Public Holiday visit bookings only for Good Friday, Easter Monday and New Year's Day.

Bookings can only be made for the following weekend but not for periods in advance of 7 days. Please advise Bathurst Correctional Complex on the above number in the event of a cancellation. This will assist in accommodating other visitors. Visits will not proceed without a prior booking.

Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.

Provision has been made for two separate visits sessions for the main complex:

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

  • 9am - 11.30am
  • 12.30pm - 2.30pm

At the completion of each session all visitors and inmates will be cleared from the visits area. The maximum number of visitors per inmate is 4 adults and unlimited children under the age of 18.

Visitors booking and attending X wing minimum security section may visit all day (space permitting by arrangement on the day).

Visiting times are Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

  • 9am - 2.30pm (All day visit)

The full name of each adult visitor must be provided when making a booking. Although every effort will be made to accommodate the time requested, it is subject to availability.

Conditions

You can take a small amount in coins for drink and confectionary vending machines. Please contact the Complex to check what other items are permitted or refer to the booklet “Visiting a Correctional Centre”.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit Monday to Friday between the hours of 11.00am and 2.00pm. Notification of your intention to visit should be made by notifying the Manager Security at least 24 hours prior to the visit on fax (02) 6338 3281.

Legal practitioners are advised to provide their names, the name of the organisation they work for, the name of the inmate they are representing, the date and time of the intended legal visit.

Industries

Inmates are employed in CSI Food Services, Commercial Laundry, Girrawaa Creative Arts Centre and in two Technology Business Units where cable assembly and appliance repair and refurbishment work is undertaken.

Inmates also work on general ground maintenance inside and outside the Complex and undertake such tasks as cleaning and horticultural activities.

Education

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