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Emu Plains

Emu Plains Correctional Centre is a minimum security institution for females situated 60km west of Sydney's central business district.


Old Bathurst Rd
Emu Plains NSW 2750

Postal Address

Locked Bag 8006, PENRITH NSW 2751

Phone: (02) 4735 0200

How to get there

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is Emu Plains Railway Station. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the station down Old Bathurst Road. A taxi ride from the station to the Centre is approximately 5 minutes.
City Rail Information

Private Transport

From the M4 motorway, take the Russell Street/Emu Plains exit. Turn right into Old Bathurst Road and follow for about 1km. Turn left into the Correctional Centre. There is ample parking along the driveway of the Correctional Centre.

Visitor Information


Please be advised of the revised booking times for Emu Plains Correctional Centre. The direct line to book a visit is 47350 394. Bookings taken a week in advance only.

Bookings will be taken by the Administration staff on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday 10am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Thursday 10am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Visit times:

Before travelling for a visit, please call and make a booking.

Visits are on Saturday, Sunday and most Public holidays.  One visit only per day and the duration of the visit - 1 hour.

Visit times are:

  • Morning - 8.30, 9.00, 9.30 and 10.00.
  • Afternoon - 12.30, 1.00, 1.30 and 2.00.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booked time.


Enquire by telephoning the Centre prior to visiting.

Legal Visits

Legal visits are available seven days a week, any time between 9am – 3pm. 

Please email: emuplainsccadmin@justice.nsw.gov.au 

Phone enquiries can be made during business hours (02) 4735 0200.



​Special Programs

Programs include pre release, mothers and children, mobile outreach and circle of love, a quilt making project for hospitals and bereaved parents.

Mothers and Children's Program:

The CSNSW Mothers and Children's Program is one of a significant number of prison nursery programs operating in Australia and overseas to reduce the impact of incarceration on the children of inmates. Since 1996 the prison nursery has been located at Jacaranda Cottages, a purpose built facility on the Emu Plains Correctional Centre complex. The Program allows children from birth to twelve years of age to live with their Mother on a full time or occasional residence basis. School age children can participate on weekends and school holidays. The unit is compliant with international standards and conventions governing prison nursery units. 

Enquiries regarding the Mothers and Children's Program should be directed to the Manager (02) 4735 0230.

​Emu Plains will be repurposed in late-2020. For more information visit Better Prisons