Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre

Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre, located at Wacol, accommodates female prisoners across two accommodation areas - secure and residential. It also acts as the only reception, assessment and placement centre for female prisoners in southern Queensland.

A purpose-built area accommodates up to eight women who are approved to have their children reside with them in custody. In support of the accommodation of children within the facility and the role of women as primary carers, the centre facilitates a number of programs, activities, events and services related to women and children.

The centre has a structured daily program consisting of industry, education training programs that provide opportunities to address offending behaviour, and a range of activities designed to enhance personal development.

The Helana Jones Centre and Numinbah (female) Correctional Centre are annexures to this centre.

The Warwick (Womens) Work camp is aligned to the centre.


Security level:
High security
Street address:
Grindle Road
Wacol QLD 4076
Postal address:
Locked Bag 2500
Archerfield QLD 4108
General phone:
(07) 3271 9000


Personal visits


  • Saturday - 8:30am-10:30am (1 or 2 hour session)
  • Sunday - 12:45pm-1:45pm


  • Saturday - 12:45pm-1:45pm and 2.15pm-3.15pm
  • Sunday - 8:30am-10:30am and 2:15pm-3:15pm (1 or 2 hour session)

Legal visits

  • Monday and Tuesday (30 minute blocks)
    • 8:30am-10:45am (Mainstream)
    • 1:00pm-3:30pm (Mainstream)
  • Wednesday (30 minute blocks)
    • 8:30am-10:45am (Protection)
    • 1:00pm-3:30pm (Protection)
  • Thursday (longer consultation time, not restricted to 30 minutes)
    • 12:45pm-1:45pm (Mainstream)
    • 2:00pm-3:30pm (Protection)
  • Friday (longer consultation time, not restricted to 30 minutes)
    • 12:45pm-1:45pm (Protection)
    • 2:00pm-3:30pm (Mainstream)

Arrival times:

All visitors over the age of 18 years must be enrolled in the biometric identification system database at the centre.

Accordingly, all visitors attending the centre for the first time are to ensure that they arrive at the centre at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.

Returning visitors who have been enrolled in the biometric identification system are to ensure they arrive at the centre at least 30 minutes prior to the visit commencement time.


Booking phone:
(07) 3271 9450
Booking times:

Monday and Tuesday 8:30am-12noon and 1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am-12noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Bookings will NOT be taken outside these hours.

Permanent bookings are available but must be requested by a prisoner.


A bus service is available for visitors to the Brisbane Women’s 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 Incorporated on Toll Free 1800 334 379 or Mobility services can be accommodated if required.

More 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 is permitted anywhere in the grounds of a correctional centre, including car parks, walkways, visits processing etc.

Visitors are no longer required to wear a face mask. A visitor may be directed to wear a face mask where they display cold or flu like symptoms. Visiting restrictions remain in place if a visitor is a COVID diagnosed person or COVID close contact.

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


Visitor factsheet