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:
Check with the
Transport NSW Information line on 131 500 for up to date timetables for trains and buses.
The nearest bus stop is Holker St (near Avenue of Africa) Silverwater.
If travelling via private transport that visitor parking is very limited. Allow plenty of additional time to find parking.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
Visits must be pre-booked.
No visits on public holidays.
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.