About Queensland Corrective Services
Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) contributes to a fair, safe and just Queensland by managing government and privately operated custodial facilities and supporting the rehabilitation of offenders within and outside our facilities. We assist crime prevention through the humane containment, supervision and rehabilitation of offenders in correctional centres and the community.
Corrective services are a key responsibility of the Queensland Government, and along with courts and the police, are a central component of the criminal justice system. QCS, in partnership with other key criminal justice agencies, is committed to the critical role of community safety and crime prevention.
QCS operates eleven high security and six low security correctional centres, as well as 35 probation and parole district offices and over 140 reporting locations across the State. These ensure that prisoners and offenders are provided with appropriate classification, supervision and access to programs, education and vocational training to maximise their chance of successful reintegration into society.
QCS administers the following legislation:
Delegations, limitations, authorisations and directions
These instruments indicate positions that may exercise powers provided for in legislation.
For delegations relating to powers of the Minister provided for in legislation:
- Instrument of Delegation of Minister’s Powers
- Instrument of Sub-Delegation of Minister’s Powers by the Commissioner for Corrections
For delegations relating to powers of the chief executive provided for in legislation (Including powers under the Corrective Services Act 2006 and Public Service Act 2008; the Department of Community Safety’s (DCS) human resource delegations, DCS’s financial and travel delegations, and DCS’s approval authority (Financial) for Queensland Shared Services):
- Schedule 1- Powers under the Corrective Services Act 2006
- Schedule 2 – Public Service Act 2008 (powers under other Acts)
- Bail Act 1980
- Child Protection Act 1999
- Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2004
- Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003
- Evidence Act 1977
- Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008
- Information Privacy Act 2009
- Mental Health Act 2016
- Penalties and Sentences Act 1992
- Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015
- Public Service Act 2008
- Public Trustee Act 1978
- Right to Information Act 2009
- State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999
For limitations relating to powers of a corrective services officer provided for in legislation:
For a search requiring the removal of clothing of prisoners: