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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 is located on the Silverwater Correctional Complex which also includes, Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre and the Metropolitan Remand & Reception Centre (MRRC).


(02) 9289 5339
Fax (02) 9289 5769

Street Address

Holker Street
Silverwater NSW 2128

Postal Address

Australia Post Business Centre
Silverwater NSW 1811

How to Get There

Public Transport

The bus stop closest to the centre is located on Holker St (near Avenue of Africa) in Silverwater.

Private Transport

If you are travelling via private transport, please note that visitor parking is very limited. Allow plenty of additional time to find parking.

Visitor Information


Bookings for video and in-person visits are required and can be made by phone.

To make a visit booking, please call the visits booking line on (02) 9289 5802 or contact the main switchboard on 02 9289 5600 on Tuesday or Wednesday between:

  • 9:00am and 11:30am
  • 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Visit times

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

New COVID-safety measures apply to in-person visits, make sure you know the rules before you book.

In-person visit times

In-person visits take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (no Public Holidays)

  • Tuesday and Friday 8:15am to 11:15am
  • Saturday and Sunday 8:15am to 11:15am and 12:15pm to 2:45pm

Video visit times

Video visits will take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (no Public Holidays)

  • 8:30am
  • 9:15am
  • 10:00am
  • 11:45am
  • 12:30pm
  • 1:15pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:45pm

Please refer to the video visits page for more detailed information.

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 non-contact (box) visits.
  • Please fax a request for your legal visit to (02) 9289 5769 at least 24 hours before visiting.

Conditions of entry

Appropriate dress standards

The visits area is a family environment. You must dress appropriately. This generally means clothes must be respectable and not too provocative.

You cannot wear anything that hides your face, except for religious reasons. In that case you will be asked to remove your face covering temporarily so staff can verify your identity.

Inappropriate dress includes:

  • Clothes that have possibly controversial logos, words or slogans such as:
    • Motorcycle gang 'colours' or gang insignias
    • Logos or symbols associated with drugs or drug paraphernalia or swear words
  • Tight or revealing clothing including:
    • Tops and dresses that expose the stomach or chest
    • Swimsuits or skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh
    • Mesh or other "see-through" clothes
    • Clothes that are excessively dirty, ripped or frayed
  • Heels higher than 5 centimetres
  • Any jewellery other than a plain wedding band, sleepers and studs. This means no engagement ring or any other ring with stones, and no bracelets or necklaces
  • Tops or jumpers with a hood
  • Hats, scarves or head coverings (excluding religious wear)
  • Hair scrunchies or clips. Only single elasticated hair ties are allowed
  • Watches, smart watches or activity trackers
  • Bare feet.