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The South Coast Correctional Centre opened on 10 December 2010 to accommodate 600 offenders, classified and on remand.
The Centre caters primarily for inmates from the South Coast, between Helensburgh and the Victorian border, and is located in South Nowra, 7km from the Nowra CBD.
55 The Links Road (via Oxford Street)Nowra Hill NSW 2541
Phone: (02) 4424 6000Fax: (02) 4424 6099
PO Box 538Nowra NSW 2541
The Centre is located approximately 168km south of Sydney, 86km south of Wollongong, 115km north of Batemans Bay and 206km north west of Canberra.
The nearest railway station (Bomaderry) is located 10km north of the centre. Visit NSW TrainLink for timetables
Nowra Coaches - 02 4423 5244
Pick up and drop off to the centre is available by request when making visitor bookings.
Nowra Taxi Service- 4421 0333.
Continue along the Princes Highway to South Nowra. Turn right at the roundabout (after Bunnings) on to Central Avenue. Turn left into Oxford Street (after the Good Guys) and through the roundabout. Continue along The Links Road to the gaol.
Visitor car parking is available.
Inmates are able to have one visit a week, allowing a maximum of four adult visitors and a manageable number of children.
All visits must be pre-booked by calling (02) 4424 6075. Please provide details of every person visiting.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9am and 3pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 3pm
Visitors may deposit up to $600 per calendar month electronically into an inmate's account.
Legal practitioners may visit Monday-Friday between 9am and 2pm. Notice of intention to visit must be fax (4424 6109) on letterhead to the Manager of Security at least 48 hours in advance.
On arrival to the centre please present your:
The Offender Services and Programs team offers a range of treatment programs and services to reduce recidivism and to improve offender's motivation to participate in offence-related, transitional and resettlement programs.
Inmates are offered employment and vocational training opportunities while in custody.
Sector 1 maximum security inmates are employed in furniture manufacturing, packing and assembly work, internal ground maintenance and hygiene operations.Sector 2 manufacture cubby houses, package and distribute inmate breakfast packs, do internal ground maintenance work and hygiene operations.Sector 3 minimum inmates do engineering, internal ground maintenance, hygiene Operations, laundry, food services, external ground maintenance work and community projects as well as participate in the Mobile Outreach Program.