Dawn de Loas Correctional Centre is a minimum security correctional centre for male offenders located 21 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. It includes a work release centre.
It is located on the Silverwater Correctional Complex with two other facilities:
Holker StSilverwater NSW 2128
Phone: (02) 9289 5339
Locked Mail Bag 115Australia Post Business CentreSilverwater NSW 1811
Check with the Transport NSW Information line 131 500 for up to date timetables for trains and buses.
N.B. The nearest bus stop is Holker St (near Avenue of Africa) Silverwater.
Please note if travelling via private transport that visitor parking is very limited. Allow plenty of additional time to find parking.
visits must be pre-booked by calling the MRRC visits booking line - 02 9289 5657 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8am-4pm.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
Saturday & Sunday - Areas 1 & 2
8:15 - 11:15am12:00 - 3:00pm
Monday - Area 2 unsentenced inmates only
8:15 - 9:45am10:00 - 11:15am
Please note: There are no visits on Public Holidays other than those that fall on a Monday and are as per the routine schedule above for Area 2 unsentenced inmates only.
Conditions of visits - please refer to the
Legal practitioners can visit seven days a week between 8:30am - 11:30am and 12:30 - 3pm but must fax their request within a minimum of 24 hours to 02 9289 5769.
Please note legal visits booked on Saturday or Sunday will take place in the visits area.
Inmates are employed in the engineering workshop which specialises in metal fabrication and the manufacture of a wide range of products to customer specification including laundry trolleys.
Inmates are employed in the food services unit which provides more than 30,000 inmate meals each week. The majority of meals are supplied to CSNSW correctional centres throughout the State. Meals are prepared under HACCP food safety program accredited conditions to a master menu formulated by a qualified nutritionist.
Individual counselling and group programs are provided such as Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). There are also Welfare, Psychology and Chaplaincy services.
In the Work Release Program (Area 1), offenders may be engaged in jobs in the community as preparation for release from custody.