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Ivanhoe (Warakirri)

Ivanhoe (Warakirri) Centre is a minimum security centre for male inmates only and is located in far western NSW midway between Parkes and Broken Hill, 210 km north of Hay.

The Centre has accommodation for 55 inmates with C2 and C3 classifications. The inmate population is approximately 80% Aboriginal.

Inmates work in various areas as domestic cleaners, in the kitchen, building and ground maintenance, community projects and the Mobile Outreach program.

Inmates also participate in education and other programs. These include such things as numeracy and literacy, anger management and Alcohol and Other Drugs programs.


Street Address: 33 Mitchell Street, Ivanhoe NSW 2878

Postal Address: PO Box 109, Ivanhoe NSW 2878

Phone: (02) 6995 1403

How to get there

Public Transport

There is a railway station directly opposite the Centre. CountryLink provides a limited service. Call 132 232 for more details.
Countrylink Information

Private Transport

The Cobb Highway from Hay is the only sealed road into Ivanhoe. Before the railway crossing, turn left into Mitchell Street. The Centre is located at the end of Mitchell Street.

Parking is available at the railway car park only.

Visitor Information


No booking required.

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

Visit times:

Visits are available on weekends and public holidays between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit every day of the week between 8.30am and 3.00pm.


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.