Announcement of inspection of Kariong and Kirkconnell Correctional Centres

The Inspector of Custodial Services will carry out an inspection of Kariong and Kirkconnell Correctional Centres.

Kariong Correctional Centre

Kariong Correctional Centre is a medium security correctional centre located at Kariong on the Central Coast of NSW. The centre accommodates medium security remand inmates, who have placement and association restrictions. 

Kariong became a remand centre on 24 January 2016. Prior to this the centre accommodated juvenile offenders.1 

Kirkconnell Correctional Centre

Kirkconnell Correctional Centre is a minimum security correctional centre located at Kirkconnell, NSW. The centre accommodates 260 inmates who have previously had placement, and association restrictions.

Kirkconnell Correctional Centre was closed in October 2011 and re-opened in May 2015 and recommissioned on 30th July 2015.2 

The Inspection standards for adult custodial services in New South Wales will be used in conjunction with other relevant standards, legislation, policies and procedures.

The inspection will examine the following five areas from the Inspection standards for adult custodial services in New South Wales and focus on elements relevant to each centre.

a. Custody
b. Care and wellbeing
c. Rehabilitation
d. Reparation

e. Resources and systems

The Inspector of Custodial Service may consider any other relevant matters in the course of this inspection.

Terms of reference [PDF 133kb]


1 Corrective Services NSW, Management Plan for Kariong Correctional Centre, 13 September 2017.

2 Corrective Services NSW, Management Plan for Kirkconnell Correctional Centre, 11 May 2018.