Ivanhoe (Warakirri)

Ivanhoe (Warakirri) Centre is a minimum security centre for male offenders and is located in far western NSW midway between Parkes and Broken Hill, 210 km north of Hay.

The inmate population is approximately 80% Aboriginal.

Inmates work in various areas as domestic cleaners, in the kitchen, building and ground maintenance, community projects and the Mobile Outreach Program.

Inmates also participate in education and treatment programs. These include numeracy and literacy, anger management and Alcohol and Other Drugs programs.


33 Mitchell St
Ivanhoe NSW 2878

Phone: (02) 6995 1403

Postal Address

PO Box 109
Ivanhoe NSW 2878

How to Get There

Public Transport

There is a railway station directly opposite the centre. NSW Trainlink​ provides a limited service. Call 13 22 32 for more details. 

Private Transport

The Cobb Highway from Hay is the only sealed road into Ivanhoe. Before the railway crossing turn left into Mitchell Street. The centre is located at the end of Mitchell Street.

Parking is available at the railway car park.

​Visitor Information


Bookings are required by calling (02) 6995 1403 at any time.

Visit times:

Weekends: 9am-2pm

No visits on public holidays.

Before travelling for a visit, please call the facility to confirm visiting time.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit every day of the week between 8.30am and 3pm.

Education​ and training​