The Wellington Correctional Centre is adjacent to the Macquarie Correctional Centre which houses maximum security inmates.

​Phone: 02 6840 2800
​Street address
Mudgee-Goolma Rd
Wellington NSW 2820
Postal address
​PO Box 386
Wellington NSW 2820

How to Get There

Public Transport

Wellington train station, on the Central Western Line, is 7km from the centre. Bus services also operate from Sydney and Dubbo. Visit NSW TrainLink for timetables.

Private Transport

Travel along the Mitchell Highway onto the Mudgee turnoff. The gaol is 6 km from the turn off.

​Visitor Information

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

No visits on public holidays.


Visitor bookings must be made by calling (02) 6840 2871.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

  • 8:00am to 12:30pm AND
  • 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Visit times

Saturday and Sunday

  • 9:00am to 11:45am AND
  • 12:15pm to 2:45pm

Please note on visit days access to the centre begins at 8:30am for the 9:00am session and 11:30am for the 12:15pm session.


Restrictions advised to visitors when booking to come to Centre are:

  • All visitors must have a booking.
  • Maximum of 4 adults and a manageable number of children per visit.
  • 1 visit per day.
  • Bring 1 photograph or 3 other forms of ID to be established as a visitor.
  • Bring a $2 coin for locker hire.
  • No track tops with hoods, singlet tops, opened toed shoes or sandals. 
  • Visitors must not be on any order such as AVO which could prevent a person from visiting an inmate.
  • Visitors take  up to $20 in coins for drink and confectionary vending machines. 

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 2:30pm. 

Please notify the centre of your visit 24 hours prior:

  • Phone: (02) 6840 2802
  • Fax: (02) 6840 2901


Wellington Correctional Centre is a large industrial complex employing inmates in a wide variety of jobs that include:

  • Engineering, including light metal fabrication
  • Bakery
  • Technology/Assembly
  • Printing
  • Food Services Unit where meals are prepared for inmates
  • Laundry
  • Buy Ups
  • Internal and external ground maintenance and hygiene where inmates are involved in maintaining all the grounds and buildings.

In all business and service units inmates are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of vocational programs as part of the work readiness process.

Learn more about education and training​ programs.