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Hunter Correctional Centre is a maximum-security facility for male offenders located on the Cessnock Correctional Complex. The Complex is located in the Hunter Valley, 151km northwest of Sydney and 48km west of Newcastle and also includes Cessnock and Shortland correctional centres.
Off Lindsay St
Cessnock NSW 2325
PO Box 612
Cessnock NSW 2325
Rover Coaches have a limited service that runs from the Rover Depot in Cessnock to the complex. Please check the Rover Coaches website for a timetable.
From the Cessnock CBD, it is a half-hour walk or a 5-minute taxi ride to the centre.
The entrance to the complex is located at the corner of Mavis and Lindsay Streets, Cessnock. You will need to enter this into any navigational devices, as most, including Navman, Google maps, and Garmin, will direct you to an incorrect access point on Kerlew Street.
Bookings for video and in-person visits are required and can be made by phone or via Just Connect.
To make a booking, please phone the visit bookings line on (02) 4993 2333 Wednesday, Thursday between 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
Just Connect online bookings are open from 09:00am Monday and close at 4:00pm on Thursday.
Before travelling to a centre for an in-person visit, please call 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 visits take place on Saturday and Sunday:
Visitors need to arrive one hour before the start of their visit. Visit duration is three hours.
Video visits have been temporarily suspended and are currently under review.
Legal practitioners may visit by appointment only between 8am and 11am or between 1pm and 3pm. You must notify the centre of your intention to visit by emailing HunterCCAdmin@justice.nsw.gov.au at least 24 hours before your visit.
We recommend that legal representatives contact the complex on the morning of their proposed visit to confirm the appointment.
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.
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25 Jul 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.