Inspector of Custodial Services

Oberon Correctional Centre


Oberon Correctional Centre was first inspected in 2015 as part of our report Prison Greens: The clothing and bedding of inmates in NSW. We must inspect each correctional facility at least once every five years. This inspection addressed all areas of the operation of the centre.

The centre was scheduled to be inspected in March 2020. With the increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on correctional centres, it was determined to conduct the inspection of Oberon CC remotely, supplemented by a pre and post inspection visit to the centre.

Where we inspected

We inspected Oberon Correctional Centre, a minimum security centre with accommodation for approximately 140 minimum security inmates. There are two groups of inmates – the majority are young adults undertaking the Young Adult Offenders Program and some older men working towards release.


The Inspector makes 15 recommendations. These include systemic and facility specific improvements in:

  • Conditions and treatment of inmates
  • Programs, education and community projects
  • The provision of and access to health services
  • Access to legal representatives
  • Family contact


The Oberon Correctional Centre Report was tabled in parliament and published in November 2020.

Oberon Correctional Centre Report (PDF , 1.7 MB)

Media release

Last updated:

11 May 2023

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