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Oberon Correctional Centre is a minimum security facility for males offenders ranging from young adult offenders who complete a Young Offender Program to adult offenders who are actively working towards preparation for their release. It's been an integral component of CSNSW' strategy for managing young adults in NSW correctional centres since 1993.

The centre's Gurnang Life Challenge Program derives its name from the State Forest in which the Centre is located the Gurnang State Forest 40 kilometres from Oberon and approximately 235 kilometres south west of Sydney.


110 Gurnang Road

Postal address: 

Locked Bag 2


Phone: (02) 6335 5248
Fax: (02) 6335 5220

How to Get There

Private Transport

Follow the great western highway past Katoomba, after about 28 kilometres you will come across a step hill into Hartley Valley on your left as you begin to climb out of the valley close to Lithgow you will see a sign post to Oberon to your left. 

You are now on the road that leads to Jenolan Caves and Oberon. Follow this road for 24kms there is a turn to the right to Oberon take this turn. 

Follow this road until you see a sign to Titania road approximately 20km. At this junction there is small green correctional centre sign. Take this turn off to the left and follow it for 4kms. 

You will come to a T-intersection turn left and in 2kms there will be a turn to the right to Butterfactory Lane Junction Shooters Hill. 

Follow this road for 23kms until you come to an intersection signposted Yerranderie and Mt Werong turn left. You will see a sign with yellow writing directing you to the correctional centre. Follow this road for 6kms and turn right at the correctional centre sign.

There is ample car parking for visitors.

Video visits

All social visits to correctional centres in NSW have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Video Visits have been introduced across the state to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends during this time.

How to book a video visit

To book a Video Visit at Oberon Correctional Centre please call the visits booking line on 02 6335 5268.

Bookings can be made by from 1.00pm to 2.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Video Visits will take place everyday, between 9.00am - 3.00pm.

The time allocated for each Video Visit is 30 minutes. Visit times are subject to change.

Please refer to the Video visits page for more detailed information. 

In person social visits (temporarily suspended)

All in person social visits to correctional centres in NSW have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Visits will not proceed without a prior booking.

The Visitor Bookings line 02 6335 5268 is available from 1pm to 2.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Visits to the Centre must be booked during the week prior to your visit.
  • The maximum number of visitors per inmate is four adults and a reasonable number of children under the age of 18, to be supervised by Adult visitors.
  • BBQ and Microwave facilities are available – Conditions apply.

Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.


Please contact Oberon Correctional Centre on 02 6335 5268 or 02 6335 5248 in the event of a cancellation. This will assist in accommodating other visitors.

Visits times:

  • Saturday:  8am – 2pm
  • Sunday: 8am – 2pm

Visitors over 18 years of age must bring appropriate identification. First time visitors need to produce three forms of identification.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit in person or via teleconference Monday to Friday between:

  • 10.30am – 2pm

Bookings are required – requests must be sent via email 48 hours prior to visit to OberonCCAdmin@justice.nsw.gov.au 

There are no AVL facilities at Oberon.


Inmates are employed in farming, afforestation and domestic duties they also manufacture timber products.

Education and training​