Visit Darwin Correctional Centre: finger and eye scan

If you are aged over 10 and visiting a prisoner at Darwin Correctional Centre you must provide a fingerprint and eye scan. This is called the Biometric Identification System.

The system improves security and means you can enter and leave quicker.  

First visit

If you're a first time visitor staff will check your identity documents. 

You will then be enrolled in the system when scans are taken of your left and right index fingers and your eye. 

Children 10 to 17 years old don't need photo identification but must be with an adult. 

How it works  

You will first pass through metal detectors at reception. 

Then place your finger on the scanning pad and look into the eye scanner.

Your photo and visit time will be checked before you are allowed to enter. To book a visit see visit a prisoner.

What happens with your information

Information is used to check identification and record your visits. 

Under Northern Territory law, your information is not used for anything else and is not linked to any other database. It can only be used by authorised staff.

Leaving the prison

You will be scanned again when you leave the prison.

Last updated: 27 June 2017