Corrective Services NSW

Bathurst Correctional Centre

Bathurst Correctional Centre is a mixed-security facility for male offenders located 210 kilometres west of Sydney. The complex serves as a reception prison for western NSW.


(02) 6338 3282
Fax: (02) 6338 3239

Street address

Corner of Browning Street and Brookmoore Avenue
Bathurst NSW 2795

Postal address

PO Box 166
Bathurst NSW 2795

How to get there

Public transport

There are train and private coach services that operate from Sydney to Bathurst. The complex is a short taxi ride from the train station.

Private transport

The complex is approximately 3km west of the town centre.

Visitor information


Bookings for in-person and video visits are required and can be made online through Just Connect.  You must register with Just Connect to make a booking by completing the Just Connect Application Form.  For more information please click here.

If this is your first time visiting an inmate, please email and an application form for a Visitor Identification Number (VIN) will be sent to you via return email.

Just Connect bookings are open from 9:00am Tuesday and close at 12:00pm Thursday for the coming weekend only. 

For further information please contact the Centre, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm on 02 6338 3282

Visiting times

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, make sure you know the rules before you book.

In-person visit times

In-person visits take place on Saturday and Sunday (no Public Holidays)


  • 9:00am to 9:50am
  • 10:30am to 11:20am
  • 12:30pm to 1:20pm
  • 1:40pm to 2:30pm

In-person visit sessions will be allocated to specific areas within the gaol.

Shine for kids will be operating, however they will not be entering the centre.  Families wishing to access this service must present to the Shine for Kids Building (CNR Browning street and Great Western Highway) prior to attending the centre.

Video visit times

Video visits take place on Saturday and Sunday (no Public Holidays)


  • 9:00am 
  • 10:00am
  • 11:00am 
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm

These times are dependant on which area inmates are in.

Weekend video visits sessions will be allocated with specified areas within the gaol.

Video visits bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.  No bookings will be made for visits for the day of the call or the following day.

Legal visits

Legal practitioners must make a booking by fax at least 48 hours prior to their visit.

Fax:      (02) 6332 5472|
Phone: (02) 6338 3238 

Conditions of entry

Appropriate dress standards

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:

  • Clothes that have possibly controversial logos, words or slogans such as:
    • Motorcycle gang 'colours' or gang insignias
    • Logos or symbols associated with drugs or drug paraphernalia or swear words
  • Tight or revealing clothing including:
    • Tops and dresses that expose the stomach or chest
    • Swimsuits or skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh
    • Mesh or other "see-through" clothes
    • Clothes that are excessively dirty, ripped or frayed
  • Heels higher than 5 centimetres
  • Any jewellery other than a plain wedding band, sleepers and studs. This means no engagement ring or any other ring with stones, and no bracelets or necklaces
  • Tops or jumpers with a hood
  • Hats, scarves or head coverings (excluding religious wear)
  • Hair scrunchies or clips. Only single elasticated hair ties are allowed
  • Watches, smart watches or activity trackers
  • Bare feet.
Last updated:

22 Jun 2023

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