Tamworth Correctional Centre is a medium security facility for male offenders located in the Northern Tablelands, 397km north of Sydney. It serves as a reception correctional centre for Tamworth and surrounding districts.


Cnr Dean and Johnston Street
Tamworth NSW 2340

PO Box 537
Tamworth NSW 2340

Phone: (02) 6764 5333
Fax: (02) 6766 4851

How to Get There

Public transport:

Train services are available daily into Tamworth from various locations.  For information on what services are available visit www.nswtrainlink.info

Private transport:

From the New England Highway (Brisbane Street) turn onto Peel Street following the signs to Manilla. Approximately 1 km west of Brisbane Street, turn right into Dean Street (follow the Hospital signs).

The centre is located on the corner of Dean and Johnston Streets. Car parking is available via the Johnston Street entrance.

​Visitor Information


Bookings are essential for all visits. 

Visits must be booked by phoning the Visits Booking Line - 

(02) 6764 5360, Monday to Friday: 9 - 11:30am.

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

Visit times:

Saturdays and Sundays:

  • 9 - 11am
  • 1 - 3pm

Visitors must arrive at the centre at least 30 minutes before the start of their visit.


Inmates can have a maximum of two visits per weekend. Visitors may only book one visit at a time. If a second visit is required, visitors need to call on Thursday or Friday.

Visitors may be asked to leave on a first come, first leave basis to make room for new visitors.

Inmates must apply for extra visits.

Before travelling, visitors should book accommodation which is available in the city.

Visitors need to produce two primary forms of identification or one primary form and two secondary forms of identification.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit seven days between 9.30am and 3pm. Notification of intention to visit must be given by faxing (02 6766-4851) details of the visit to the centre 24 hours prior.


Tamworth Correctional Centre has an industries section that employs 20 inmates and a building maintenance program that employs 8 inmates. The industries section runs a furniture unit which restores school furniture and a metal fabrication operation which produces rural fencing and gates, rural feed troughs and componentry work for other large organisations.

Education and training​

Special Programs

The Centre employs a Senior Services and Programs Officer and four Services and Programs Officers who run various treatment programs to assist inmates address their offending behaviour. ​