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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.
All social visits to correctional centres in NSW have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Video visits have been introduced across the state to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends during this time.
To book a Video visit at Dawn De Loas Correctional Centre please call the visits booking line on 02 9289 5802 or the main switchboard on 02 9289 5600.
Bookings can be made by from 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 2:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Video visits will take place Thursday- Sunday between the times of 8:30am to 10:45am and 12:30pm to 2:45pm.
The time allocated for each video visit is 30 minutes. Visit times are subject to change.
Please refer to the Video visits page for more detailed information.
All in person social visits to correctional centres in NSW have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
Thursday and Friday
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.