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Shortland Correctional Centre is a maximum
security facility for male offenders. It is located on the Cessnock
Correctional Complex in the Hunter Valley, 151km north-west of Sydney.
(02) 4993 2333
Tuhega Drive Off Lindsay StCessnock NSW 2325
PO Box 466Cessnock NSW 2325
Rover Coaches have a limited service from the Rover Depot in Cessnock to the complex. Please check the Rover Coaches website for a timetable.
From Cessnock CBD, it is a half hour walk or five minute taxi ride to the Centre.
For further details and timetables, please visit the Transport Sydney Trains website.
The entrance to Cessnock Correctional Complex is the corner of Mavis & Lindsay Street Cessnock. You will need to enter this into any 'navigational' device, as currently most devices such as Navman, Google maps, Garman and mobile phone apps appear to use an incorrect access Road (Kerlew Street).
Parking is available at the Centre.
Bookings are required when visiting maximum security inmates. Bookings can be made between 9am-12pm and 1 -3pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Phone the visit bookings line on (02) 4050 6885.
Bookings are required for in-person and video visits.
To make a visit booking, please phon (02) 4050 6885 Wednesday to Friday between:
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre 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.
Contact the visits booking line for specific times.
Legal practitioners may visit 7 days between 9am-3pm.
Notification of intention to visit must be made by emailing a letter of appointment to email@example.com, 24-hours before visiting.
It is recommended that for legal visits, the representative contact the complex on the morning of the proposed visit to ensure the centre is still able to facilitate the legal visit and ensure their client is still housed at the facility.
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: