Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

The underpinning philosophy for the Borallon Training and Correctional Centre is to operate the centre as a fully integrated element of the Queensland justice system and aims to give prisoners maximum opportunity for positive change, regardless of how long they spend in our care. This is achieved by fostering an environment which mirrors as far as possible the normal learning and working living arrangements enjoyed by people in the wider community.

Prisoners accommodated at the Borallon Training and Correctional Centre can be on remand or sentenced and are housed within the secure or residential facilities. Borallon Training and Correctional Centre operates a busy, purposeful and structured day with provision of a wide range of services including training, programs, employment opportunities and activities throughout the core day.

As part of this innovative model, all training, employment and industry activity is focussed on tackling barriers that are contrary to the goal of reducing reoffending. Through training and employment, Borallon Training and Correctional Centre provides prisoners with new skills, qualifications and work experience, and assists in the development of personal attributes and a better understanding of standard workplace practices.

The Borallon Training and Correctional Centre prisoner training and employment model specifically targets:

  • Skills: Vocational skills which are in demand in the employment market are developed to a level which demonstrates proficiency and the ability to deploy them consistently
  • Qualifications: Qualifications that meet current and forecast Southern Queensland skills shortages and the needs of local employers, including industries and employment partners/stakeholders
  • Experience: Undertaking a range of tasks with defined quality outcomes; working autonomously and as a team member; working under management supervision over a prolonged period of time
  • Behaviour and Conduct: Attitudes, conduct and behaviours which allow people to exist and thrive in the workplace, with a focus on discipline, commitment and team work
  • Appreciation and understanding: Understanding standard practices and processes used in the workplace, so that prisoners know how things work and gain the confidence to operate in a normal working environment.


Security level:
High security
Street address:
75 Ivan Lane
Ironbark QLD 4306
Postal address:
Locked Bag 8005
Booval QLD 4304
General phone:
(07) 5460 8401


Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • 8:45am to 9.45am (1 hour visit)
  • 10:45am to 11.45am (1 hour visit)
  • 1:30pm to 2.30pm (1 hour visit)
  • 3:30pm to 4.30pm (1 hour visit)

Applications to visit (either in person or virtual) must have a Form 27 submitted and approved. The completed forms may be forwarded by mail to the address above or by email to:

Arrival times:

All visitors should arrive at the centre at least one hour prior to the session time.

Upon arrival, visitors are requested to report to the Visits processing building where Supervisors collect visitors and escort to the centre.

All visitors over the age of 18 years must provide sufficient identification and be enrolled in the biometric identification system database at the Centre.


Booking phone:
(07) 5460 8407
Booking times:

To book a visit, please call (07) 5460 8407. The visits booking line is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 3:30pm.

When making a booking, visitors are required to nominate the day and time they wish to attend and the visitors who will attend, including children. The visit will be conducted ONLY as per the booking.

Visit bookings are not taken on public holidays. Prisoners are permitted one visit per week and up to one hour per session of approved visits.


A bus service is available for visitors to Borallon Training and Correctional Centre. For further information, contact the Prison Transport Group Incorporated on Toll Free 1800 334 379 or

Mobility services can be accommodated if required.

More information

Mobile telephones, tobacco and other smoking related products are prohibited items within a correctional centre. These items must not be taken into the correctional centre, and must be secured in a motor vehicle.

For visitors are attending the centre on Prisoner Transport buses, the above items may be secured in a locker in the visits block.

Smoking is not permitted in the grounds of a correctional centre.

All visitors are required to wear face masks and hand sanitation is available at all entry and exit points for visitors.

For more information, including rules and regulations when visiting, see – Visiting a prisoner.


Visitor factsheet