Memorial commemorates Townsville correctional officers

A memorial wall and garden which pays tribute to past officers has been officially commissioned at Townsville Correctional Complex. Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP joined Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon to unveil the Remembrance Memorial. Townsville Correctional Complex was first commissioned on the...

First Nations all-stars making a difference in Queensland corrections

Today is Mabo Day and we join in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the historic Native Title claim led by Eddie Koiki Mabo and the Meriam people.   On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia overturned the legal concept of ‘terra nullius’ or ‘land belonging...

Far North Queensland – unlock a new career in community safety

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is actively recruiting for 50 new custodial correctional officers to fill positions in Far North Queensland. Applications are now open with visiting recruitment specialists conducting assessments and interviews in Cairns on May 30. Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Gabrielle Payne encouraged locals...

New corrections officers improve community safety in Far North Queensland

Queensland’s newest corrective services officers have moved to the frontline of public safety, working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland safe. Fifteen new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their roles at a Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) graduation ceremony in Mareeba. Acting Assistant Commissioner Northern...

Queensland Corrective Services COVID vaccinations

We've worked hard to keep COVID out of our prisons, but now we need your help. If you visit our centres, please get vaccinated as soon as you can so we can make restrictions a thing of the past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKOkP9P-Pxw  ...

Lotus Glen welcomes 15 new officers, farewells PADD dog Sarah

Fifteen new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front-line role in public safety at a ceremony in Mareeba today. Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner James Koulouris congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP). “Our officers are the best trained and equipped in Australia...

Restrictions ease Statewide Tuesday

After consultation with Queensland Health regarding community cases in South East Queensland, visits have been reinstated to our prisons. This means that personal visits will be able to booked as normal. Virtual personal visits are also available. Please contact the relevant correctional centre for details of current...

Restrictions to be eased at Queensland Corrective Services facilities

Due to the easing of restrictions in Queensland and on advice from Queensland Health, we are able relax the restrictions at all of our centres and offices and recommence visits. All correctional centres will revert to Stage 1 restrictions from 6am on 15 April. This means...

Further restrictions at Queensland Corrective Services Facilities

Due to ongoing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community in Queensland, the decision has been made to suspend all visits in prisons and community corrections offices across Queensland. This means that Townsville Correctional Complex, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Northern Region Community Corrections and Far Northern...

Community safety increased thanks to Community Corrections graduates

The expertise of community corrections officers from across Queensland has been recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. 23 community corrections graduates were recognised for their work and achievement of completing the Practitioner Development Program (PDP) at a ceremony held at...