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Broken Hill Correctional Centre is a medium and minimum security facility for male and female offenders. It's located in far western NSW, 1190km from Sydney.
The medium security section is a reception prison for a large area of the State bordered by Queensland in the north, Victoria in the south and South Australia in the west. It holds a mixture of sentenced and remand inmates.
109 Gossan StBroken Hill NSW 2880
Phone: (08) 8082 6000
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PO Box 403Broken Hill NSW 2880
There is a train station at Broken Hill situated about 2km from the centre. The service is operated by CountryLink and Great Southern Railways. NSW TrainLink
Broken Hill is also serviced by private coaches and the Rex airline.
The centre is a 20 minute walk or a five minute taxi ride from the train station.
From Sydney, turn right from the main street (Argent St) at the first set of traffic lights into Oxide St. Turn left at the Wolfram St roundabout and the centre is at the end of Wolfram St.
From Adelaide, turn right into Galena St and travel for two blocks. Turn left into Talc Street. The centre is located on the corner of Gossan and Talc Streets.
Street parking is only available.
Bookings for visits for the following weekend are taken between 9am and 3pm on a Wednesday and from 9am to 12pm on a Thursday. Phone (08) 8082 6000.
For inmates in the Main Wing, visits are: Saturday and Sunday: 9:30-11:30am and 1-3pm.
You need to be at the Main Gate for processing between 9-9.30am or 12.30-1pm and bookings are limited. You can only visit one session per day.
For inmates in X Wing and the Female Unit, visits are: Saturday and Sunday: 10am-2pm. Visitors may enter at either 10am or 12:30pm. You need to be processed between 9:30-10am to enter or between 12-12:30pm for the afternoon session.
No visits on public holidays.
If you are travelling to Broken Hill and wish to have multiple visits, the inmate needs to put in a request the week before asking for this to be approved.
Legal practitioners may visit 7 days between 9am-12pm and
Minimum security inmates participate in ground maintenance work and other projects around the Broken Hill City area and in National Parks located in far western NSW.