Palen Creek Correctional Centre

Palen Creek Correctional Centre is situated about 100 kilometres south of Brisbane and is designed to accommodate low security male prisoners.


Security level:
Low security
Street address:
12113 Mt Lindesay Highway
Rathdowney QLD 4287
Postal address:
Private Mail Bag 1
Rathdowney QLD 4287
General phone:
(07) 5544 3700



  • 9am-11:30am


  • 9am-11:30am

Arrival times:

Arrive 9.30-10.30am


Booking phone:
(07) 5544 3111
Booking times:

Tuesday-Wednesday 9-11am and 1-3pm

Friday 9-10am (for prisoners transferred on a Thursday)

Permanent bookings are available, but can only be arranged by prisoners.


A bus service is available for visitors to the Palen Creek Correctional Centre. There is no charge to visitors for this service.

Visitors MUST be an approved visitor to use this service.

For further information, contact the Prison Transport Group on Toll Free 1800 334 379.

Mobility services can be accommodated if required.

More information

No food, drink or tobacco products are permitted to be brought in. However, an exception will be given to drinks for infants and babies provided they are in a sealed plastic bottle or can.

No plastic bottles or containers larger than 750mls are permitted.

Bottle warming facilities are provided for warming baby bottles and a refrigerator for storing baby requirements is available.

Visitors may bring coins on visits to purchase soft drinks through the vending machine. No money (cash, cheques or money orders) will be accepted by staff for prisoners during weekend visit sessions.

These items can be sent by mail only.

Hand in property must be approved by the centre prior to arriving at the centre, otherwise it will be returned to the sender.

For more information see Visiting a prisoner.


Visitor factsheet