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​Mary Wade Correctional Centre

Mary Wade Correctional Centre is a maximum security institution for women. Previously known as the Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre the site has been repurposed to accommodate maximum security inmates on remand. 

Mary Wade Correctional Centre is located 19km west of Sydney central business district.

​02 8737 5000
​Street address
169 Joseph Street
Lidcombe NSW 2128
Postal address
Locked Mail Bag 4006
Chullora  NSW  2190
02 8737 5094

How to Get There

Public Transport

Check with the Transport NSW Information line 131 500 for up to date timetables for trains and buses.

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

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


All visits must be booked by calling 02 8737 5026

Bookings for the women's area are only on:

  • Tuesday          9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wednesday      9:00am to 12:00pm

Visit times:

Saturday and Sunday:

  • 9:00am to 11:30am and
  • 12:30pm to 3:00pm


All visitors (including children) MUST be registered in the booking or they will not be permitted entry to the centre.

  • 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.
  • Corrective Service NSW is a NON SMOKING organisation. There is NO SMOKING on the complex.
  • There are vending machines which supply cold drinks and confectionery
  • Visitors may bring a maximum of $25 in coins into the centre.

Legal Visits

Legal visits are available from Monday to Sunday

  • 8:30am to 12:00pm and
  • 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Please notify the Manager of Security of your intention to visit by faxing 02 8737 5814. 

AVL Contact Number: 02 8737 5054 and 02 8737 5055


  • Inmates will work in general maintenance, ground maintenance, food and hygiene.
  • Learn more about education and training programs.

Special Programs

The Centre conducts programs such as Alcohol and drug issues, welfare and psychological support. 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