Berrima Gaol

Aerial Image of Berrima Gaol

In 2022 the Berrima Gaol site was sold by the NSW Government via an expression of interest campaign, with the Blue Sox Group being the successful bidder. The historic site is currently closed to the public.


The Berrima Correctional Centre opened in 1839, and held maximum and minimum-security male and female prisoners, including being used as a prisoner camp during World War 1.

Located close to cafes, parks, rivers and Australia’s oldest continually licensed Inn, the property has two historic cottages, a tennis court, industrial shed, and commercial kitchen, in addition to the gaol’s 60 cells, watch tower, guard offices and commercial space.

Berrima Correctional Centre was closed in 2020 as it was no longer fit-for-purpose and surplus to Corrective Service NSW’s requirements.

The Project

Managing the project is Blue Sox Group in collaboration with Turner.

The Proposal is an adaptive re-use of the Berrima Gaol, breathing new life into this historic landmark and includes:

  • Boutique Hotel Facility: Approximately 60 rooms to accommodate visitors
  • Signature Restaurant and Bar: A culinary experience within historic walls
  • Wellness Centre: Spa and gym facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Function Space and Meeting Rooms: Versatile spaces for events and gatherings
  • Boutique Retail: Unique shops celebrating local craftsmanship
  • Working Garden: A green oasis for leisure and community engagement
  • Guest Accommodation: Comfortable hotel rooms for overnight stays
  • Car Parking: Convenient facilities that may double as event spaces

The project team have set up a web page for the Berrima Gaol redevelopment. You can register your details to get updates on the process of this project and get involved with the consultation process. Click the below button to find out more.

The Berrima Gaol - Website