Broken Hill Correctional Centre

broken hill correctional center

broken hill correctional centre


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Name of General Manager

Darren Downing

Year of Establishment


Postal Address

PO Box 403
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Street Address

109 Gossan St
Broken Hill NSW 2880

How to Get There

Public Transport:

There is a train station at Broken Hill situated about 2km from the Centre. The service is operated by CountryLink and Great Southern Railways. Countrylink Information

Broken Hill is also serviced by private coaches and airlines.

The Centre is a twenty minutes walk or a five minute taxi ride from the train station.

Private Transport:

When approaching from Sydney, turn right from the main street (Argent St) at the first set of traffic lights into Oxide St. Turn left at the Wolfram St roundabout and the centre is at the end of Wolfram St.

When approaching from Adelaide, turn left into Galena St and proceed for two blocks. Turn left into Talc St and right into Wolfram St. The centre is located on this block.

Street parking only is available.

Phone no.

(08) 8082 6000





Number of Staff


Health Care Services


Education & Skill Development

Accredited course, with nationally recognised qualifications, are made available to inmates at each correctional centre.

The Adult Education and Vocational Training Institute (AEVTI) provides literacy, numeracy and communications courses in all centres. Many centres also offer vocational courses such as Information Technology, Horticulture, Construction, Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft.

AEVTI contracts TAFE NSW and other providers to deliver courses in a range of vocational areas such as Hospitality, Business Skills, Building, Cleaning, Transport, Aboriginal Studies, Horticulture and various WorkCover licenses.

AEVTI also co-ordinates traineeships and offers support for distance education.

Each centre has a library giving inmates access to a range of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. Inmates can also login to a secure internal network called the Inmate Legal Portal which gives them access to material of a legal nature.

- Laundry/Food Services

- General Maintenance

Level of Security

Medium and Minimum

Availability of Activities

Community Projects

Contact with Outside World

Saturday and Sunday



Christmas Day and New Years Day


Time Out of Cell