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Metropolitan Special Programs Centre

The Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSPC) accommodates offenders of all classification including those in transit awaiting medical appointments with the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. The centre is located on the Long Bay Correctional Complex 14km south of Sydney's central business district.

The MSPC consists of three main areas. Also located on the complex is the Long Bay Hospital

How to Get There

Public Transport

The complex is accessible by publica transport, the nearest railway station is Central and buses run regularly to and from the complex.

Private Transport

The Long Bay Complex is situated on Anzac Parade about 3 kilometres south of Maroubra. There is limited parking at the complex.

Visitor Information

Bookings

Bookings are required for in-person and video visits. 

To make a visit booking, please phon (02) 9289 2222 Monday to Friday between  9:00am - 3.30pm.

Visit times

Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm your visit and visiting time.

New COVID-safety measures apply to in-person visits, ensure you know the rules to avoid missing out.

MSPC 1

In-person visit times

Contact the visits booking line for specific times.

Video visit times

Contact the visits booking line for specific times.

MSPC 2 and MSPC 3

Visit times:

In-person visit times

Contact the visits booking line for specific times.

Video visit times

Contact the visits booking line for specific times.

Legal Visits

Metropolitan Special Programs Centre Area 1 (Long Bay)

8.30-11am

12.30 - 2pm

Monday to Sunday

24 hours notification of intention to visit must be given by faxing the Centre on (02) 9828 2294.

Metropolitan Special Programs Centre Area 2 (Long Bay)9am-3pmMonday to Sunday

24 hours notification of intention to visit must be given by faxing the Centre on (02) 9289 2128.

Metropolitan Special Programs Centre Area 3 (Long Bay)  9am - 3pmMonday to Sunday24 hours notification of intention to visit must be given by faxing 02 9289 2586 or calling 02 9289 2502.

Conditions of entry

Appropriate dress standards

The visits area is a family environment. You must dress appropriately. This generally means clothes must be respectable and not too provocative. 

You cannot wear anything that hides your face, except for religious reasons. In that case you will be asked to remove your face covering temporarily so staff can verify your identity.

Inappropriate dress includes:

  • Clothes that have possibly controversial logos, words or slogans such as:
    • Motorcycle gang 'colours' or gang insignias
    • Logos or symbols associated with drugs or drug paraphernalia or swear words
  • Tight or revealing clothing including:
    • Tops and dresses that expose the stomach or chest
    • Swimsuits or skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh
    • Mesh or other "see-through" clothes
    • Clothes that are excessively dirty, ripped or frayed
  • Heels higher than 5 centimetres
  • Any jewellery other than a plain wedding band, sleepers and studs. This means no engagement ring or any other ring with stones, and no bracelets or necklaces
  • Tops or jumpers with a hood
  • Hats, scarves or head coverings (excluding religious wear)
  • Hair scrunchies or clips. Only single elasticated hair ties are allowed
  • Watches, smart watches or activity trackers
  • Bare feet.