Contact us

Post
SHINE for Kids
PO Box 3694
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Phone
(02) 6561 3800

Fax
(02) 6561 3833

Email
inquiries@shineforkids.org.au

Visit us

Child and Family Centre Kempsey
370 Aldavilla Road, Aldavilla NSW

We’re the house in front of the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre.

Our Kempsey Centre opening hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.45am to 2.45pm

Prison info at Corrective Services NSW

What we offer at Kempsey

Getting there

Public transport

The Mid North Coast Correctional Centre is located 14km from the town centre of Kempsey and there is no public transport available. The centre operates a courtesy bus for scheduled weekend and holiday visits from designated pick up points in Kempsey.

The courtesy bus will pick visitors up from and return them to:

  • Corner Middleton St & Pacific Highway 8:10am, return 11:20am and then 11:50am, return 2:40pm
  • Kempsey Railway Station 8:20am, return 11:30am and then 12:00pm, return 2:50pm
  • The Quarry Greenhills (Armidale Rd) 8:30am return 11:40am and then 12:10pm, return 3:00pm

Private transport

If driving from the south:

  1. Follow Pacific Highway north to Kempsey.
  2. At the Macleay River Bridge, vear left onto Belgrave Street. Continue along and across the railway lines, through the roundabout (Elbow Street), continue straight through the next roundabout, up and around the bend (River Street).
  3. Continue along this road until you reach the turnoff to the airport (Sherwood Road).
  4. Take this turn and follow the road for approximately 4km until you reach the crossroad. (Do not turn at any airport signs along this road – continue straight through until you reach the crossroad.)
  5. Turn left at the junction (Link Road) and follow the road down for approximately 800m and you will reach the main entrance to the centre.

If driving from the north:

  1. Follow the Pacific Highway south to Kempsey.
  2. Just before entering Kempsey, turn right into Second Lane. Continue along and across the railway lines (turns into North St) until reaching a T intersection at the end.
  3. Turn right onto River St and continue along this road until you reach the turnoff to the airport (Sherwood Road).
  4. Take this turn and follow the road for approx 4km until you reach the crossroad. (Do not turn at any airport signs along this road, continue straight through until you reach the crossroad.)
  5. Turn left at the junction (Link Road) and follow the road down for approximately 800m and you will reach the main entrance to the centre.