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Lithgow Correctional Centre

Lithgow Correctional Centre is a maximum-security facility for males located 152km west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains. The centre is in Marrangaroo, which is seven kilometres west of Lithgow on the Great Western Highway.

Phone

(02) 6350 2222
Fax: (02) 6350 2220

Street Address

596 Great Western Highway 
Marrangaroo NSW 2790

Postal address

PO Box 666
Lithgow NSW 2790

How to Get There

Public Transport

Lithgow train station is a 7-kilometre taxi ride from the centre. A bus service (Route 600) runs from the local post office to the Correctional Centre on Saturdays.

Private Transport

The centre is signposted from the Great Western Highway. Parking is available at the centre.

Visitor Information

Bookings

Bookings for video and in-person visits are required and can be made by phone.

To make a visitor booking, please call the visits booking line (02) 6350 2248 on:

  • Monday 9:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday - Thursday 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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

  • Saturday 12:30pm (6 Unit) and 1:30pm (1, 2, 3 and 4 Unit)
  • Sunday 12:30pm and 1:30pm (1, 2, 3, and 4 Unit) 

Video visit times

Video visits take place on Saturday and Sunday (no public holidays) between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

Saturday

  • 9:00am and 10:00am (1, 2, 3 and 4 Unit)
  • 11:00am (6 Unit)
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm (5 Unit)

Sunday

  • 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am (1, 2, 3 and 4 Unit)

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit in person or via teleconference:

  • From Monday to Friday between 10:30am and 2:45pm
  • On the weekend, between 9am and 11:30am or between 12pm and 2:30pm.

You must provide the centre with at least 24 hours' notice of your intention to visit. Please use the details below to do so:

  • Fax: (02) 6353 1845

Mobile phone jamming

Lithgow Correctional Centre uses mobile phone jamming technology.

Mobile phone jamming fact sheet (PDF , 75.9 KB) (PDF , 74.7 KB).

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 , 419.0 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.

General conditions

  • Only a small amount of coins may be taken into the centre for use with the vending machines. 
  • If you wish to leave money, educational material or any other article at the reception, so that an officer can deliver it to an inmate, please call before your visit to ask whether or this is allowed.
  • Please supply a medical certificate if your medical condition requires a wheelchair, pacemaker or metal plates or joints.
Last updated:

15 Jan 2021

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