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Silverwater Women's

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.

Address

Holker St
Silverwater NSW 2128

Phone: (02) 9289 5100

Postal Address

Locked bag 130
Australia Post Business Centre
Silverwater NSW 1811

How to Get There

Public Transport

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.

Private Transport

Please note if travelling via private transport that visitor parking is very limited. Allow plenty of additional time to find parking.​

​Visitor Information

Bookings:

All visits must be booked by calling (02) 9289 5657. Bookings for the women's area are only taken after 1pm.

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

Visit times:

Thursday - Sunday & Public Holidays:

  • 8.30 - 11.15am
  • 12.30 - 3pm

Inmates will be locked in at 1130am-1230pm.

Protection visits plus extreme high risk visits:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays

  • 8.15 - 10am

Child visits:Wednesdays 8.15-11.45am. (Child visitors must be at the Centre no later than 9.45am)

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.

Conditions:

  • 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 Visits

Legal visits are available from Monday to Sunday:

8.30-11.30am
12.30-3pm

Please notify the Manager of Security of your intention to visit by faxing 02 9289 5109.​

Industries

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Education​

Special Programs

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
  • Psychologists
  • Drug and alcohol workers
  • Probation and parole officers
  • Screening and induction officers

Case Management

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.