Long Bay Correctional Complex is located 14km south of Sydney's central business district. The complex houses the:
- Long Bay Hospital a maximum security facility for medical and psychiatric cases.
- Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSCP) a maximum/minimum security facility.
Postal Address: PO Box 13, Matraville NSW 2036
Street Address: 1300 Anzac Parade, Matraville NSW 2036
Phone: (02) 8304 2000
How to get there
The nearest railway station is Central Railway Station. Further transport information can be found at the Staterail and Sydney Buses websites, or call the Transport Infoline on 13 15 00 for current train/bus timetable information.
City Rail Information
The Long Bay Complex is situated on Anzac Parade about 3 km south of Maroubra. There is limited private parking available on the complex.
Long Bay Hospital
Hospital Area 1
Maximum security. Holds a total of 120 inmate patients in four wards. One ward is for medical cases and the other three for long-term and short-term psychiatric cases. The hospital is jointly administered by Corrective Services and the NSW Department of Health.
Hospital Area 2
Maximum security. Formerly the Metropolitan Remand Centre, it is currently being used to hold inmates who have been discharged from Long Bay Hospital or are awaiting medical appointments.
Visits to Hospital Area 1 must be booked. Telephone (02) 9289 2222.
Visits to Hospital Area 2 must be booked. Telephone (02) 9289 2222.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday session time
8.45am, 10.45am and 1.15pm.
You can take in coins up to $10 for use in drink vending machines.
Legal Practitioners may visit seven days between 9:00am-3:00pm. Twenty-four hours notification of intention to visit must be given by telephoning the Centre on (02) 9289 2904 or (02) 9694 4304.
Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSPC)
The Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSPC) accommodates all classification of inmates including those in transit awaiting medical appointments with the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.
It consists of three areas, each providing a range of therapeutic programs which are part of statewide strategies to address specific behavioral issues. It houses transit inmates. These are designed to addresses the needs of offenders and include the Violent Offender Therapeutic Program, the Kevin Waller Unit and the Acute Crisis Unit for inmates with self harm Issues. The Ngara Nura program is offered to inmates with addiction problems. The Additional Support Unit is for inmates with intellectual disabilities.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre - (02) 8304 2000 to confirm visit and visiting time.
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
8.30am - 11.15am
11.45am - 2.15pm
*** the MSPC 2 & 3 alternate weekly with regard to the Saturdays and Sundays. ie. one week the MSPC 2 will facilitate visits on a Saturday and the next week they will do them on a Sunday.
You can take in coins up to $10 for use in drink vending machines. in the minimum security area only.
Legal Practitioners may visit seven days between 9am-3pm. 24 hours notification of intention to visit must be given by faxing the Centre on (02) 9289 2103.