Visit a prisoner

Give money and mail to a prisoner

Bank transfers (EFT) is the preferred method for depositing money in to a prisoner's account.

You can deposit funds into a prisoner’s account by depositing cash at the visits reception counter at each correctional centre.

Sending cash by mail

If you want to send cash to prisoners, there are rules you must follow.

You can only send a maximum of $200 and you must:

  • send by registered mail with Australia Post
  • post it from where the mail was registered
  • include your sender details.

If you do not follow the rules, your cash will not be issued to the prisoner and held for them until they are discharged.

Choose the Correctional Centre or Work Camp and follow the process below.

Choose from one of the options below.

Bank transfers (EFT)

To arrange a bank transfer contact the Darwin Correctional Centre,  Prisoner Monies team:

Money orders and cash

(Prisoner name) (IJIS number)
Darwin Correctional Centre
PO Box 1066
Howard Springs NT 0835

Choose from one of the options below.

Bank transfers (EFT)

Account name: Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

Account number: 796 120 003
BSB: 085 461
Financial institution: National Australia Bank
Branch: Smith Street Mall, Darwin
Account type: NT Government account

Reference: IJIS number, prisoner name and name of the person depositing.

You must include correct information in the reference section to prevent delays.

Send the confirmation email to

Money orders and cash

(Prisoner name) (IJIS number)

Alice Springs Correctional Centre
PO Box 56
Alice Springs NT 0870

Contact the work camp below for details on how to deposit funds.

Barkly Work Camp

Phone: 08 8962 4550

Datjala Work Camp

Phone: 08 8939 2900

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Last updated: 15 August 2022

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