Mid North Coast Correctional Centre (Kempsey)

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Name of General ManagerSimon Raper
Year of Establishment
Postal AddressPO Box 3567
West Kempsey NSW 2440
Street Address370 Aldavilla Road
Aldavilla NSW 2440
How to Get TherePublic Transport:

The centre is located 14km from Kempsey and there is no public transport available. The centre operates a courtesy bus for scheduled weekend from designated pick up points in Kempsey.

Courtesy Bus Timetable:
Visitors transport will pick visitors up from and return them to:

Corner Middleton St & Pacific Highway 08:10 return 11:20 and 11:50 - 14:40

Kempsey Railway Station 8:20am return 11:30 and 12:00 - 14:50

The Quarry Greenhills (Armidale Rd) 08:30 return 11:40 and 12:10 - 15:00

-Furniture Business Units

-Upholstery Business Unit

-Textiles Business Unit

-Food Services Unit


-Buy-ups Business Unit

-Domestic Services and Grounds Maintenance


Countrylink Information on train services to Kempsey.

Private Transport:

If driving from Kempsey follow the signs to Armidale (Armidale Road) until you reach the turn off to the airport (Sherwood Road).
Take this turn and follow the road for 4 km and you reach a cross roads.

Turn left at the junction (Link Road) and follow the road down for approximately 800m and you will reach the main entrance to the centre on the left.

Car parking is available.
Phone no.(02) 6560 2700
Number of Staff
Health Care Services
Education & Skill DevelopmentThe following industries are operational at the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre:

The Adult Education and Vocational Training Institute (AEVTI) provides literacy, numeracy and communications courses in all centres. Many centres also offer vocational courses such as Information Technology, Horticulture, Construction, Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft.

AEVTI contracts TAFE NSW and other providers to deliver courses in a range of vocational areas such as Hospitality, Business Skills, Building, Cleaning, Transport, Aboriginal Studies, Horticulture and various WorkCover licenses.

AEVTI also co-ordinates traineeships and apprenticeships and offers support for distance education.

Each centre has a library giving inmates access to a range of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. Inmates can also login to a secure internal network called the Inmate Legal Portal which gives them access to material of a legal nature.
Level of SecurityMedium/ Minimum
Availability of ActivitiesPrograms offered like getting SMART, SMART Recovery, Managing Emotions and Best Bet.
Contact with Outside WorldFamily Visits

Saturday and Sunday (no public holidays):

Legal Visits

Legal Visits can be booked through the Security Manager by telephoning (02) 6560 2700. Legal visits require minimum 24hr notice.
Time Out of Cell
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