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Dawn de Loas Correctional Centre

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:

​(02) 9289 5339
Street address
​Holker Street
Silverwater NSW 2128
Postal address
​Locked Mail Bag 115
Australia Post Business Centre
Silverwater NSW 1811
​(02) 9289 5769

How to Get There

Public Transport

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.

Private Transport

If travelling via private transport that visitor parking is very limited. Allow plenty of additional time to find parking.

​Visitor Information

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


Visits must be pre-booked. 

  • Call the Dawn De Loas booking line on 02 9289 5802
  • Booking line is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Visiting times

No visits on public holidays.

Sentenced inmates


  • 8:15am to 11:15am
  • 12:15pm to 2:45pm


  • 8:15am to 11:15am
  • 12:15pm to 2:45pm

Unsentenced inmates

Thursday and Friday

  • 8:15am to 11:30am

  • 8.15am to 11.15am
  • 12.15pm to 2.45pm
  • 8.15am to 11.15am
  • 12.15pm to 2.45pm

Legal Visits ​

  • Legal practitioners can visit seven days a week: Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 11:30am and Saturday or Sunday 8:15am to 11:30am or 12:15pm to 2:45pm
  • All Legal visits are Box visits
  • Legal visit requests to be faxed at least 24 hours before visiting to 02 9289 5769

Corrective Services Industries


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.

Food Services

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.

Programs & Services

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.