Travel Support for Prison Visitors

Keeping in touch with someone in prison can be costly, both financially and emotionally. For those having to travel long distances the impact can be even greater.

We may be able to provide some limited financial assistance with costs for travel and accommodation, to people on a low income, such as Centrelink, or who are experiencing financial hardship and need to travel significant distances to visit a family member or kinship relative in a NSW prison.  Travel assistance can be provided for fuel, public transport and in some cases, flights.

The service aims to ease the difficulties of long-distance travel by contributing to some of the travel costs incurred by people visiting a prison that is a significant distance from home. We provide this service in recognition of the importance of maintaining family ties and connection during a period of imprisonment.  If you live more than 100km from the prison and are experiencing financial hardship, then you may be eligible for this support.

CRC no longer provides a visitor bus service to any NSW prison. You will need to organise your own travel and accommodation through the usual methods and by looking on the internet. You can visit Corrective Services NSW to see travel and contact information for every prison and correctional centre in NSW. We recommend you check this information before planning your trip.

Important to know:

Specific eligibility criteria apply.

Please see the application form for more information and guidelines.

If travelling to Junee Correctional Centre, please contact them directly on (02) 6924 3222 to ask about their travel assistance arrangements.

Funding: This service is funded by Corrective Services NSW

To apply: Download and complete the Travel and Accommodation Assistance form and either:

  • Post the completed form, invoices and receipts to: PO Box 258, Canterbury NSW 2193 or,
  • Email the completed form, invoices and receipts to:

Questions: If you have questions about the eligibility criteria, would like to discuss your circumstances or confirm with us that your travel will be eligible please contact us on (02) 9288 8700, 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.