Townsville Correctional Centre




Below is official information. 

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Name of General Manager

Mr. Jon Francis-Jones 

Year of Establishment


Postal Address

PO Box 5574, Townsville QLD 4810

Street Address

Dwyer Street, Townsville QLD 4811

How to Get There

A bus service is available for visitors. Contact Detour Coaches on Non Toll Free 4728 2416.

Phone no.

(07) 4799 844





Number of Staff


Health Care Services


Education & Skill Development



-Tailor shop

-Plant nursery

-Farm industries

Level of Security

Maximum security men prisoners

Availability of Activities


Contact with Outside World

Visiting times for Secure unit:

Saturday: 09:30-10:45

Visiting times for R19/R20, McCann accommodation, Village accommodation:

Saturday and Sunday 12:15-13:45

Visiting times for McCann accommodation and Village accommodation:

Saturday and Sunday 14:45-16:00

Visiting times for protection male:

Sunday 09:00-10:45

Visiting times for Male farm complex:

Saturday and Sunday 12:45-16:00

Time Out of Cell



The centre holds innovative projects at the farm facility, including a Eucalyptus plantation providing a daily supply of gum leaves to a nearby animal sanctuary.