Corrective Services NSW

Tamworth Correctional Centre

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.


(02) 6764 5333 

Fax: (02) 6766 4851

Street address

Cnr Dean and Johnston Street
Tamworth NSW 2340

Postal address

PO Box 537
Tamworth NSW 2340

How to get there

Public transport

Train services are available daily into Tamworth from various locations.  

Private transport

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 or via Just Connect - 

(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.

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.

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 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.

Other conditions

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

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.

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) 6764 5333.

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:

11 Jun 2024

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