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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

Lithgow train station is a 7km taxi ride ($30 each way) to the gaol. 

A bus service (Route 600) runs from the local Post Office to the centre on Saturdays from 8.57am. It  arrives across the road from gaol on the Great Western Highway at 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: watches, open shoes or sandals 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

Write to the General Manager via fax (02 6350 2288) or mail (PO Box 666 Lithgow NSW 2790) of your intention to visit, including the proposed dates, times and names of inmates visiting.

Industries

Industries at Lithgow Correctional Centre consist of Textiles, a Public Sector Business Unit, Technology/Packing & Assembly and Service Industries. Training programs are provided in the form of WorkCover, OH&S, TAFE and CSI Task Books. The centre also provides apprenticeships in Plumbing. The Textile Unit manufactures items for Health, Hospitality and Justice Departments. The Technology/Packing & Assembly Unit currently distributes inmate shoes statewide. The Public Sector Business Unit repairs bumper bars. The Service Industries, employing up to ninety (90) inmates, assist in general maintenance, hygiene and catering within the Centre.

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