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The Kariong Correctional Centre located near Gosford, on the Central Coast of NSW, is an intake and transit centre for classified inmates transitioning between Sydney and the NSW north coast. 

It also accommodates pre-positioned inmates for court attendances, along with remand and revocation inmates received from the NSW Police Force.

The smoke-free facility accommodates up to 56 inmates and has capacity to hold 96 if required.


Central Coast Highway

Mt Penang Gardens (off The Avenue) 
Kariong, NSW 2250

Phone: (02) 4340 3400
Fax: (02) 4340 2595

Postal Address

PO Box 7275

Kariong, NSW 2250

Offender Accommodation

Kariong Correctional Centre features four accommodation areas to cater for a range of inmates and a separate unit designated for females.

Justice Health

The Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network manage the centre's clinic

How do I​ get there

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