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Berrima Correctional Centre
Sandstone façade of the old Berrima gaol, constructed between 1863 and 1868 under the supervision of Mortimer Lewis
Berrima Correctional Centre is located in New South Wales
Berrima Correctional Centre
Berrima Correctional Centre
Location in New South Wales
Location Berrima, New South Wales
Coordinates 34°29′15″S 150°20′08″E / 34.48748°S 150.33545°E / -34.48748; 150.33545
Status Open
Security class Minimum security
Capacity 75
Opened 1839 (1839) – 1909 (1909);
1949 (1949) – 2011 (2011);
2016 (2016) – present
Former name
  • Berrima Gaol
  • Berrima Training Centre
Managed by Corrective Services NSW
Country Australia
Building details
Technical details
Material Sandstone and brick
Design and construction
Architect James Barnet
Architecture firm Colonial Architect of New South Wales
Designated: 21 March 1978
Official name: Berrima Correctional Centre
Designated: 2 April 1999
Reference #: 00807

The Berrima Correctional Centre is an Australian prison, located at Berrima, New South Wales. The Centre was operational between 1839 and 2011 with a number of breaks in between, and was re-opened in September 2016. Initially established as Berrima Gaol, the facility closed in 1909 and reopened in 1949 as the Berrima Training Centre. The Centre is the oldest Australian correctional facility in operation. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Heritage listing

Berrima Gaol is one of the few remaining compounds dating from pre 1840. It is an early example of the application of model prison layouts. Associated with the development of Berrima, and the adjacent courthouse, the Gaol is significant for its phases of use.

Berrima Correctional Centre was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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