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Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre

The Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC) is a maximum security correctional facility for male offenders. The MRRC is one of three correctional facilities on the Silverwater Correctional Complex located 21km west of Sydney's central business district.

Inmates who arrive at the MRRC

  • Come directly from court on remand, or
  • Are transferred from other correctional facilities throughout NSW to stay at the MRRC while they attend court in the Sydney metropolitan area, or
  • Are housed at the MRRC while they wait for a vacancy to occur at their centre of classification.

Most inmates at the MRRC leave the centre within the first few months of their arrival. They may obtain bail and are released or they are classified and transferred to their centre of classification.

Address

Holker St (nearest cross street is Newington Rd and Jamieson St)​​
Silverwater NSW 2128

Phone: (02) 9289 5600

Fax admin: (02) 9289 5929

Fax Manager of Security: (02) 9289 5612

Postal Address:

Metropolitan Remand & Reception Centre
Private Bag 144
Silverwater NSW 1811

How to Get There

Public Transport

See Silverwater Correctional Complex public transport directions. City Rail Information

Private Transport

See Silverwater Correctional Complex private transport directions.

​Visitor Information

​Visit bookings: 

Visits must be pre-booked by calling the MRRC Visits Booking Line - (02) 9289 5657. The bookings line is open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm.

Before travelling for a visit, please call the visits booking line to confirm your visit and visiting time.

Visit times:

Visiting times and days:

Monday - Sunday

Morning session
8.45 - 11am (last visit schedule 10am)

Afternoon session
12.45 – 2.45pm (last visit schedule 1.45pm)

Contact the visits booking line on (02) 9289 5657 for all visit session times.

For more information please see Informatio​n for Visitors​​.

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

* Please note that there are no​ visits during the morning for the following days in 2016 (visits will commence from 1230pm): 

​1, 21 and 29 June
26 July
3 and 16 August
1, 13 and 20 September
18 and 27 October
8, 23 and 29 November 
6 December

Legal Visits ​

Bookings are not required for legal and professional visits except for the following:

  • If it is your first visit, you must submit a request in a letter of introduction on the official letterhead of your firm by fax to (02) 9289 5612.
  • If you are visiting a high security inmate, you will need to make a booking by contacting the Manager of Security either by fax on (02) 9289 5612 or by telephone on (02) 9289 5600.
Legal and Professional representatives are permitted to visit during the visiting times at their convenience, providing all identification checks and search requirements before entering the Centre have been satisfied.

​Legal visits are available:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6pm
Morning last registration is at 11am
Afternoon last registration is at 5.30pm
Weekends and *public holidays: 8.30am - 3pm
Morning last registration is at 11am
Afternoon last registration is at 2.30pm

* Prior to attending your visit, please contact the Centre to confirm visits are open during particular Public Holiday.

* Please note that there are no​ legal visits during the morning for the following days in 2016 (visits will commence from 1230pm):

1, 21 and 29 June
26 July
3 and 16 August
1, 13 and 20 September
18 and 27 October
8, 23 and 29 November 
6 December

Industr​ies

The MRRC provides work opportunities for inmates in a variety of industries including:

  • CSI Textiles: The MRRC runs two large textile workshops which produce inmate clothing as well as garments for hospitals and nursing homes.
  • CSI Laundry Services: The MRRC laundry services the Silverwater Complex and court cells.
  • CSI Technology: Inmates assemble, repair and package airline headsets.
  • Ground Maintenance: Inmates maintain gardens and do landscaping work within the grounds of the MRRC.
  • Domestic jobs: Cleaners, store persons and painters.

​​​Education and training

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