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Dillwynia

Dillwynia Correction Centre is a medium security institution for females that is within the John Morony Correctional Complex located 5 kilometres south of Windsor.

Address

Locked Bag 657
The Northern Road
South Windsor NSW 2756

Phone: (02) 4582 2222

How to get there

Public Transport

Regular train services stop at either Windsor or Mt Druitt railway stations. 674 Bus Windsor to Mt Druitt ( WestBus) operates between Mt Druitt and Windsor railway station via the Complex on a limited service from Monday to Sunday including public holidays. Telephone 131 500 for current train/bus timetable information.
City Rail Information

Note: There are limited buses on Sundays or Public Holidays. However, the centre can provide pick up and drop off at station once per day when no public transport is available. Call Centre for details.

Private Transport

From Blacktown drive towards Richmond on the Richmond/Blacktown Road, then turn left into the Northern Road before the George Street roundabout. The John Morony Correctional Complex is 800 metres up the road on the left.

From Penrith drive towards Windsor on Cranebrook Road, turn right at the roundabout into The Northern Road, you will pass the Waste Services depot and just past this depot on the right is the John Morony Correctional Complex.

A visitor's car park is located just inside the complex on the left hand side of the driveway.

Visitor Information

Bookings:

Required.

Please contact (02) 4582 2600
Hours: 9:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Wednesday
          9:30am to 12:00pm Thursday

Visit times:

Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visiting times.

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 
9am - 11:30pm
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Lunch is from 11:30am to 1pm. During this lunch break, visitors will NOT be able to enter or exit the visit section. This means visitors MUST EITHER leave BEFORE 11:30am or remain until after 1pm if they have booked both am and pm visiting sessions. Also visitors will NOT be processed between 11:30am - 1pm or after 2:30pm.

Conditions:

Lockers are provided for safekeeping of your valuables. A $2 coin (refundable) is required to access the lockers.

There is a restriction on the type and amount of property offenders are allowed to have. Please check with the correctional centre before deciding to bring anything in for an offender. You must not hand any property to offenders. Anything you are permitted to bring in must be given to the officer at the visits processing counter who will then pass it on to the relevant property officers.

As a visitor you may be required to submit to a search of personal belongings, walk through a metal detector unit or head to foot search with hand-held scanning devices. You may also be required to empty all your pockets.

Many centres also conduct random scans of visitors by sniffer dogs, which are trained to detect prohibited drugs.

There is no restriction on the length of your visit (depending on session time and the current centre management situation).

Up to 4 adults and any number of children are allowed per visit. It is the offender's responsibility to keep visitors informed of their movements or transfers.

Vending machines are in the visits section and food and drinks may be purchased throughout the day. You must bring in coins as no folding money is permitted to be brought in by visitors.

Children's All-Day Visits

For Children under 16 all-day visits are available Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm.

Children will be left in the care of their mothers, but must be picked up by 3pm. Offenders are responsible for making appointments for their own children to visit. Children will be provided with lunch during their visits.

Legal Visits

Legal practitioners may visit Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and weekends / public holidays 9am to 2:30pm.

Industries

Call Centre and marketing, Ground Maintenance, Centre Hygiene, Packing, Food Services, Screen Printing. Accredited training supports all industries at Dillwynia.

Education

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.