Lotus Glen Correctional Centre




Below is official information. 

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector's Report.

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Name of General Manager


Year of Establishment


Postal Address

Private Mail Bag 1, Mareeba QLD 4880

Street Address

Chettle Road, Mareeba QLD 4880

How to Get There

From Cairns, travel along the captain Cook Highway to Smithfield, and then another 61 kms along the Kennedy Highway from Smithfield to Mareeba.

There are two ways to reach the Centre from Mareeba:

1. Turn left and take the Kennedy Highway towards Atherton. Before you reach Walkamin you see a speed limit sign of 80 km/h, after the 80 km/h sign turn right into Hansen Road, drive 6 kms keeping to the right and pass through the granite creek causeway onto Springmount Road, travel another 4.8 kms and turn right onto Chettle road, travel 200 mtrs and turn right onto the Prison reserve.


2. Turn right and travel through the township of Mareeba, once you pass the granite creek bridge turn left towards the township of Dimbulah. Travel 14 kms from the bridge turnoff. Turn left onto Chettle Road, travel another 7 kms and turn left onto the Prison reserve.

Phone no.

(07) 4093 3911




398 secure beds

100 farm beds

Number of Staff


Health Care Services

GP Clinic
Diabetic Clinic
Nurses Clinic
Optometrist Clinic
Podiatrist Clinic
Chronic Disease Clinic
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Prison Mental Health Service Clinic
Dental Clinic

Education & Skill Development

Industry and farm work training

Level of Security

Both low and high

Availability of Activities


Contact with Outside World

Visiting time for secure units:

Saturday 09:00-11:00, 13:15-15:15

Sunday 09:00-11:00. 13:15-15:15

Visiting time for farm units:

Saturday and Sunday 12:30-15:30

Time Out of Cell