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Glen Innes Correctional Centre

Glen Innes Correctional Centre is a minimum-security facility for men located 45km east of Glen Innes, which is 615km north of Sydney in the Northern Tablelands.

Phone

(02) 6730 0000
Fax: (02) 6730 0085

Street Address

11661 Gwydir Highway
Glen Innes NSW 2370

Postal Address

Locked Bag 900
Glen Innes NSW 2370

How to Get There

Public Transport

Transport NSW operates a rail and bus link to Glen Innes. Private coaches also travel to Glen Innes from Sydney.

The centre provides a courtesy bus from the Glen Innes township to the correctional centre. The bus leaves from the Glen Innes Tourist Information Centre at 7:30am and returns to the Glen Innes Tourist Information Centre after visits on weekends and public holidays. To book a seat, please call the correctional centre during business hours (8am – 4pm) no later than the Thursday prior to your visit. No child under 7 years of age can travel on the bus. 

Private Transport

The correctional centre is a work camp situated 45km from Glen Innes, in the direction of Grafton, on the Gwydir Highway. There is ample parking.


Visitor Information

Bookings

Bookings for video and in-person visits are required and can be made by email.

To make a visitor booking, email gns_visits@justice.nsw.gov.au. The visit booking email is open Monday to Wednesday for the coming weekend.

Visit times

Before travelling to the centre for an in person visit, please call 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.

In-person visit times

Saturday and Sunday (no Public Holidays)

  • 9:00am to 3:00pm

Video visit times

Video visits take place on Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 4:00pm (no Public Holidays)

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit on any day between 9am and 3pm. Please notify the centre of your intention to visit.

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.