Brisbane Correctional Centre

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Australian Prisons
Sir David Longland Correctional Centre
Location: Wacol, Queensland
Status: Operational
Classification: Maximum Security
Capacity: 558
Opened: 1988
Managed by: Queensland Corrective Services
Aerial View of Brisbane Correctional Centre, October 1988

Brisbane Correctional Centre, formerly the Sir David Longland Correctional Centre, is a prison facility located at Wacol (near Brisbane), Queensland, Australia, which was renovated and re-opened in June 2008.[1] The complex houses a water conservation system, a unit specifically designed for 17-year-old prisoners, and an ultra-modern maximum security wing for dangerous offenders.[2]

Notable prisoners[edit]

  • Brenden Abbott – the "Postcard Bandit".[3]
  • Geoffrey Robert Dobbs – labelled Australia's worst paedophile, pleaded guilty to 124 sex offences and one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice on counts against 63 girls under his care as a teacher and youth leader from 1972 to 2000.[4]
  • Jason Nixon – prison serial killer.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brisbane Correctional Centre Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. at official (Queensland Government) website
  2. ^ Custodial operations (PDF). Queensland Corrective Services. 2007. pp. Page 5. 
  3. ^ Nyst, Chris (defence lawyer). "The Usual Suspect". Australian Story (program transcript); 27 October 2003. Retrieved 26 Jan 2017. 
  4. ^ "Child sex offender receives indefinite sentences". PM (ABC Radio Program). Aired 24 July , 2003 18:34:00; Reporter: Louise Willis. Retrieved 26 Jan 2017. 
  5. ^ "Violent offender Jason "Waxy" Nixon finds new way to escape jail - appearing in court to answer for more crimes". The Courier Mail. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 26 Jan 2017. 

Coordinates: 27°34′56.88″S 152°55′14.53″E / 27.5824667°S 152.9207028°E / -27.5824667; 152.9207028