Darwin Correctional Centre Information
HOW TO ARRANGE A VISIT
You must contact the prison at least 24 hours before you want to visit.
You can only call on Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
You must provide all of the following:
- the name of the prisoner you want to visit
- the full name of every person visiting the prisoner
- a contact phone number
- the date you want to visit.
To arrange a visit, call or email using the contact details below for each facility.
An officer will get back to you with a date and time you can visit.
You may not always be able to visit a prisoner. The prisoner or prison may refuse your visit.
PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION
If you over 18 you must bring photo identification to every visit, even if you have been before.
If you don’t, you will be refused entry.
You can bring any of the following:
- current passport
- current driver licence
- employee ID card
- evidence of age card
- community card, for example, Larrakia card.
If you bring children under 18 years old they must be supervised at all times. Toys and games will be available in the visits area.
RULES FOR VISITING
Four people are allowed to visit at any one time, not including children under two.
All premises are smoke-free. Tobacco is considered contraband, and you will be banned if you smoke anywhere on the premises or if you are found with tobacco.
What you can wear
Your clothes must be clean and in good condition.
You must wear footwear, which can be:
- dress shoes.
You are not allowed to wear:
- Singlets (except for children under 12 years of age)
- clothes that have obscene or offensive words, pictures or diagrams
- gang colours or symbols
- tight or revealing clothing
- jewellery – only wedding bands and religious pendant necklaces are allowed.
If you don’t follow these rules you won’t be allowed in.
What time you should arrive
If you haven’t visited the centre before, you must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time.
If you have been before, you must arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time. This will allow time for security checks and drug screening.
If you fail to arrive on time you will not be able to visit.
You will have to either:
- wait for the next session
- or reschedule for another day.
What you can bring into the visit room
Lockers are available to store personal items such as keys and wallets.
You can bring:
- if you have a baby, you can bring all of the following:
- one nappy
- one clear baby bottle
- one unopened jar of baby food
- individual baby wipes
You cannot bring any of the following:
- paper work
- toys or games
- mobile phones
- electronic devices
- glass or ceramics
- aerosol cans.
If you are found with banned items you will be refused entry and possibly banned for a period of time. In serious cases the police may be called.
Darwin Correctional Centre
For friends and family:
Phone: (08) 892 87470.
For professional visits:
Phone: (08) 892 87471.
Read more about the Darwin Correctional Centre.
Alice Springs Correctional Centre
Phone: (08) 8951 8943 – after 1pm from Monday to Friday
Read more about the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.
Barkly Work Camp
Phone: (08) 8962 4550
Read more about the Barkly Work Camp.
Datjala Work Camp
Phone: (08) 893 92900
Read more about the Datjala Work Camp.