Corrective Services NSW

South Coast Correctional Centre

The South Coast Correctional Centre houses male offenders with minimum, medium and maximum-security areas. The Centre is located in South Nowra, approximately 168km south of Sydney.


(02) 4424 6000


Street address

55 The Links Road (via Oxford Street)
Nowra Hill NSW 2541

Postal address

PO Box 538
Nowra NSW 2541

How to get there

Public transport

The nearest railway station (Bomaderry) is located 10km north of the centre. Please visit NSW TrainLink for timetables or call 131 500. For alternative transport options, contact:

Private transport

Parking is available at the centre. 

Visitor information


You must book to have a video or in-person visit.

You can use JUST Connect on Monday to Thursday from 10am to 2pm to make a booking.

For more information, call the visits team Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 2pm on (02) 4424 6075, or (02) 4424 6000.

Visit times

Before travelling to the centre for an in person visit, please call to confirm your visit and visiting time.

New COVID-safety measures apply to in-person visits, ensure you know the rules to avoid missing out.

In-person visit times

In-person visits take place on Saturday and Sunday (but not on public holidays) between 9:00am and 2:30pm.

All visitors are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes before the time booked and to be considerate of other booked visits.

Video visit times

Video visits take place on Saturday and Sunday between 9:00pm to 2:30pm

Legal visits

Legal practitioners may visit inmates on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9:00am and 2:00pm. They must provide notice of their intention to visit by emailing their request to the Manager of Security via at least 48 hours before their visit. All requests must be on a company letterhead.

On arrival to the centre you must present: 

  • your current Law Society identification card
  • written confirmation of the appointment

For legal or professional visits via phone or AVL please email

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 (PDF, 419.1 KB) 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 
    • 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.

Other conditions

Please bring a $2 coin to hire a locker if needed.

Concerns about inmate health

You can contact us if you are worried about the health of a family member or friend in custody.

General concerns

If you want to give us mental health information only, call Justice Health NSW Mental Health Helpline on 1800 222 472 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you want to give information about mental or physical health, or have concerns about access to medication, you can:

Find out more about the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (Justice Health NSW).

Urgent concerns

If you want to give us urgent or important information so that we can take immediate action for your family member or friend, call the correctional centre on (02) 4424 6000.

Urgent information about your family member or friend might include:

  • risks to self, e.g. thoughts of self-harm, thoughts of suicide
  • risks to others, e.g. thoughts of harm to others
  • acute medical concerns, e.g. heart attack.
Last updated:

17 Jun 2024

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