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Arthur Gorrie
Correctional Centre:

Arthur Gorrie is Queensland’s largest correctional centre and its main remand centre, holding unconvicted prisoners for the period leading up to, and during their trial.

As a remand centre, most prisoners will stay at the centre for only a matter of weeks, if not days. For many of the prisoners at Arthur Gorrie, their stay will be their first experience of custody.

Our staff have been trained to proactively engage with prisoners at this delicate time so that they understand their needs and any risk factors, and so their remand period is one of safety, security and opportunity.

GEO hosts Transition Open Days at the centre to provide prisoners with one-stop-shop access to potential employers and organisations able to offer assistance after release. This initiative creative application of the GEO Continuum of Care model to cater to the needs of an ever-changing remand prisoner population.

Arthur Gorrie supports visits from prisoners’ families, friends and legal representatives. Arthur Gorrie also operates a video-court and works closely with courts, probation, parole, and bail authorities to help ensure only those that need to, are remanded in custody.

During their stay, the prisoners at Arthur Gorrie undertake a range of projects supporting community organisations including schools, wildlife sanctuaries and councils.

Arthur Gorrie has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Queensland Corrective Services since opening in 1992.

Visitor Information

Planning a Visit?


To book a visit, please phone (07) 3212 0472 during the following hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sundays 9:30am – 11:30am 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Note: Bookings will not be taken outside these hours. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
This includes add-ons and re-bookings.

Visiting Time

To book a visit, please phone (07) 3212 0472 during the following hours:

Type Days Extended Duration (2hrs) Regular Duration (1hr)
Mainstream Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 9:00am – 11:00am
1:00pm –3:00pm
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm N/A
Friday 9:00am – 11:00am 10:00am – 11:00am
Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am 10:00am – 11:00am
Protection Tuesday 9:00am – 11:00am 10:00am – 11:00am
Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am 10:00am – 11:00am
Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm N/A
Sunday 1:00pm – 3:00pm N/A

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Note: There are no visits sessions scheduled on the following Public Holidays:
New Years’ Day, Australia Day Holiday, Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Queen’s Birthday, ChristmasDay.
The Visits Booking Centre is not staffed on these days.

Arrival Times

All visitors are to arrive at the Centre at the following times:

Session 9:00–11:00am Before 8:30am
Session 10:00am –11:00am 9:00am–9:30am
Session 1:00pm –3:00pm 12:00pm–12:30pm

Transport to the Centre

A bus service is available for visitors to the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre. There is no charge to visitors for this service. For further information, contact the Prison Transport Group on Toll Free 180 033 4379. Mobility services can be accommodated if required.

Other Information

Tobacco and other smoking related products are prohibited items within a correctional centre. Tobacco and other smoking related products must not be taken into a correctional centre, and must be either secured in a motor vehicle or visitor locker. No smoking will be permitted anywhere in the grounds of a correctional centre, including car parks, walkways, visits processing etc. Only three (3) adults and a reasonable number of children may visit each prisoner once a week. Only the names submitted when the visit was booked will be allowed access to the centre on the visiting day. Dress standards apply, in accordance with Queensland Corrective Services’ procedure.


Bypass Door Entry Requirements

If you are visiting a prisoner at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and require the use of the bypass door due to a medical condition, BEFORE visiting for the first time you are required to submit a letter to the Office of the General Manager requesting approval to enter the centre via the side door due to a medical condition.

Please include a letter and / or medical certificate from your doctor advising of the condition or reason you are unable to enter via the Rototurn. Upon receipt of this documentation a review will be conducted and you will be advised of the outcome.

Medical Conditions can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hip/Knee Replacements
  • Pacemakers
  • Medical Patches/Aids

Note: All other relevant security checks will still apply.

Download Form 27

Approval for access to a corrective services facility and visit a prisoner (personal visitor)

Contact Details

  • Postal Address:Locked Bag 1300, Archerfield QLD 4108
  • Street Address:3068 Ipswich Road, Wacol QLD 4076
  • General Enquiries:(07) 3212 0411