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Lithgow

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

596 Great Western Highway
Marrangaroo NSW 2790

Phone: (02) 6350 2222
Fax: (02) 6350 2220

Postal Address:

PO Box 666
Lithgow NSW 2790

How to Get There

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is at Lithgow. A taxi ride from the station to the Centre is approximately 7km and costs about $30 each way. A bus service (Route 600) runs from outside the Post Office (which is situated on Main Street across the road from the railway station) to the Centre on Saturdays only. The bus leaves at 8.57am and arrives across the road from the Lithgow Correctional Centre on the Great Western Highway at approximately 9.13am. The return bus leaves the Great Western Highway at 12:27pm and returns to Lithgow Railway at 12:38pm. There is no bus on Sundays.
Countrylink Information

Private Transport

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.

Visitor Information

Bookings:

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
  • 1pm - 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.

Visit times:

Saturday and Sunday

  • 9.00am to 11.30am
  • 12 noon to 2.30pm

Conditions:

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.

Respectable attire to be worn at all times. Banned attire includes: open shoes or sandles and clothing with a hoodie.

Legal Visits

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

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.

Education

Accredited course, 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.