Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre is a maximum security institution for women and the major reception centre for female offenders in NSW. Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre is one of three correctional facilities make up the Silverwater Correctional Complex located 21km west of Sydney’s central business district.
- Metropolitan Remand & Reception Centre (MRRC) a maximum security correctional facility for men.
- Dawn de Loas Correctional Centre Area 1 & 2 is a minimum security correctional centre for men.
Street Address: Holker St, Silverwater NSW 2128
Posting Address: Locked bag 130, Australia Post Business Centre, Silverwater NSW 1811
Phone: (02) 9289 5100
How to get there
See Silverwater Correctional Complex private transport directions.
All visits must be booked. Telephone (02) 9289 5657. Bookings for the women's area are only taken after 1.00 pm
Thursday: 8:15 and 12:45
Friday: 8:15 and 12:45
Saturday: 8:15 and 12:45
Sunday: 8:15 and 12:45
Inmates will be locked in at 11:30 to 12:30.
Protection visits plus extreme high risk visits are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays 8.15am - 10.00am.
Child visits are on Wednesdays 8.15am - 11.45am. (Child visitors must be at the Centre no later than 09.45am.)
The 'Shine for Kids' organisation is based at Silverwater. They can assist in cases where there are difficulties in transporting children to the centre. Telephone: (02) 9648 5866.
- All visitors need to be registered.
- Visitors need to supply proof of identification. This will include presentation of photo ID. Further details are available from the booking officer.
- A maximum of four adults will normally be allowed for each visit, excluding children under the age of 16 years.
- A waiting room, with baby changing facilities, is available.
- Money for inmates can be handed to a cashier who is located inside the Silverwater complex, at the main entrance to the complex.
- There is no smoking in the Visits Section.
- There are vending machines which supply cold drinks and confectionery.
- Visitors may bring a maximum of $10 in coins into the centre.
Legal and Professional Visits
Monday and Tuesdays are reserved for Professional visits. Legal visits are available 7 days. Notification of intention to visit should be made by telephoning the centre on (02) 9289 5399.
Family visiting days are Thursday to Sunday.
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Accredited courses, with nationally recognised qualifications, are made available to inmates at each correctional centre.
The Adult Education and Vocational Training Institute (AEVTI) provides literacy, numeracy and communications courses in all centres. Many centres also offer vocational courses such as Information Technology, Horticulture, Construction, Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft.
AEVTI contracts TAFE NSW and other providers to deliver courses in a range of vocational areas such as Hospitality, Business Skills, Building, Cleaning, Transport, Aboriginal Studies, Horticulture and various WorkCover licenses.
AEVTI also co-ordinates traineeships and offers support for distance education.
Each centre has a library giving inmates access to a range of fiction, non-fiction and reference books. Inmates can also login to a secure internal network called the Inmate Legal Portal which gives them access to material of a legal nature.
For more information regarding these programs visit the AEVTI WebPage.
The Centre conducts programs such as AIDS awareness, harm minimisation, conflict resolution, drug issues and anger management. A Regional Aboriginal Officer liaises with Aboriginal health and legal services.
The centre provides:
- Custodial case officers
- Welfare officers
- Drug and alcohol workers
- Probation and parole officers
- Screening and induction officers
Justice Health provides medical staff for the women with access to community based health care.
Legal Aid provide a solicitor once a month to advise on family law matters and civil law matters.
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