Visit a prisoner

How to arrange a visit

COVID-19 safety rules

You must follow the COVID-19 safety rules at correctional centres. You will get more details when you book a visit.

You must contact the prison at least 24 hours before you want to visit.

Visit bookings are limited and should be booked well in advance.

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.

You may not always be able to visit a prisoner. The prisoner or prison may refuse your visit.

Read about the rules for visiting.

If you are visiting the Darwin Correctional Centre, there are a few things you need to know.


All visitors over 18 years must enrol in the Bio-metric Identification System. Read about finger print and eye scanning.

First time visitors must arrive at least one hour before your scheduled visit.

All other visitors must arrive at least 45 minutes before.

Visiting hours

Each prisoner is allowed up to two private visits per week depending on security classification.

No private visits are allowed on Monday and Wednesday.

You can only visit the pre-release village (section 11) on weekends and visits are limited to one hour.

Getting there

There is no public transport to the Darwin Correctional Centre.

You must use your own transport or use a taxi.

The Salvation Army offers a shuttle bus service to the Darwin Correctional Centre. For more information call 08 8945 1947.


To make a visit booking you can call 08 8901 4141 Monday to Friday between 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm to book a visit.

Public holidays and weekends are excluded.


Or you can also email to make a visit booking.

Your booking is not confirmed until you receive a reply.

Find out more about the Darwin Correctional Centre.

To book a visit you can call 08 8951 8943 or email

Visiting hours

Private visits are allowed on weekends.

Visits are limited to one hour.

Read more about the Alice Springs Correctional Centre.

To book a visit you can call 08 8962 4550 or email

Read more about the Barkly Work Camp.

To book a visit you can call 08 8939 2900 or

Read more about the Datjala Work Camp.

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Last updated: 25 March 2022

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