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​Berrima Gaol

The Berrima Gaol opened on 27 September 2016 to accommodate 75 minimum security offenders.​

Address

Argyle St

Berrima, NSW, 2577

Phone: (02) 4868 7300
Fax: (02) 4868 7350

Postal Address

Locked Bag 1

Berrima NSW 2577

How to get there

The centre is located approximately 130km south of Sydney, 80km south of Wollongong, 190km north of Batemans Bay and 165km north west of Canberra.

Public Transport

City Rail Trains - 131 500

The nearest railway station (Bowral) is located 8km east of the centre. Visit NSW TrainLink for timetables

Southern Highlands Taxis & Coaches – 02 4872 4800

Private Transport

From Sydney, turn left from the Hume Hwy onto the Berrima/Moss Vale exit (Medway). Take the first exit onto Argyle St at the roundabout. Continue along Argyle St to the gaol.

Street parking available only.​


Visitor Information

​Inmates are able to have one visit a week, allowing a maximum of four adult visitors only or two adult visitors and a manageable number of children (maximum four children).

Bookings & Visiting Times

All visits must be pre-booked by calling (02) 4868 7333 on Thursday or Friday between 10am and 2pm. Please provide details of every person visiting.

Visiting Times

Saturday and Sunday:         8am - 10am

                                       10am – 12pm

                                       12pm – 2pm

                                       2pm – 4pm 

Conditions

  • Visitors should phone the Centre before travelling on the morning of the visit to confirm that the Centre will be operating visits on the day.
  • Each visit group is permitted to bring up to $40 in coins for snack vending machines.
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn (no midriffs, low-cut, backless, sleeveless, strapless tops or short skirts).
  • All jewellery must be removed including ear and body piercings (with the exception of wedding bands).
  • All visitors will be subject to a search by a metal detector.
  • Any necessary medications will require a medical certificate.
  • Metal implants will need to be supported by a medical certificate.
  • Use of toilets is prohibited in the visits area unless a medical certificate is provided stating necessity.
  • No hooded jumpers/jackets, hats, scarves, handkerchiefs or sunglasses.
  • No photos, letters, magazines, cigarettes, cameras, mobile phones, pets, alcohol, drugs, syringes, weapons, blankets, folding money, food or drink to be taken into the centre.
  • No item of clothing is to be removed in the visits area.
  • No offensive or sexual behaviour is allowed.
  • Failure to comply with any direction may result in your visit being denied.​​​

​Money and Property Information

Visitors may deposit up to $600 per calendar month electronically into an inmate's account.

Visitors can leave 6 pairs of socks and 6 pairs of underpants for inmates at the visits counter. This property must be new and in unopened packaging. No boxer shorts, singlets, shirts etc. will be accepted.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit weekdays only between 9:00 – 3:00pm. One hour time slots for legal visits are available to be booked for 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Notice of intention to visit must be faxed (02 4868 7345) on letterhead to the Manager of Security at least 24 hours in advance. 

On arrival to the centre please present your:

  • Current Law Society Identification Card
  • Written confirmation of appointment

Offender Services and Programs

The Offender Services and Programs team offers a range of treatment programs and services to reduce recidivism and to improve offender's motivation to participate in offence-related, transitional and resettlement programs. 

Industries

Inmates are offered employment and vocational training opportunities while in custody. Employment and training opportunities for offenders at Berrima correctional centre will be strongly focused on community projects work. ​

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