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The Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC) is a maximum security correctional facility for male offenders.
The MRRC is one of three correctional facilities on the
Silverwater Correctional Complex located 21km west of Sydney's central business district.
Inmates who arrive at the MRRC
Most inmates at the MRRC leave the centre within the first few months of their arrival. They may obtain bail and are released or they are classified and transferred to their centre of classification.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the visits booking line to confirm your visit and visiting time.
NOTE: There was previously an announcement that said visiting times were changing as of Monday 30 September 2019. This is no longer the case. Visiting times (as per below) will remain the same for the foreseeable future.
Visits must be pre-booked by calling the MRRC Visits Booking Line on (02) 9289 5200.
Before travelling for a visit, please call the correctional centre to confirm visit and visiting time.
Monday - Sunday
Contact the visits booking line on (02) 9289 5200 for all visit session times.
For more information please see
Information for Visitors.
Legal practitioners and professional visitors must pre-book all in-person and Audio Visual Link service visits to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre.
To make a booking, send your request for an in-person or Audio Visual Link visit to:
at least 24 hours’ prior to the intended visit time.
Bookings are allocated on Monday to Friday in 1 hour blocks as follows;
In-person visits: Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
You will receive an email or SMS text confirming your scheduled visit time.
For legal visits, call the centre on (02) 9289 5600 on the morning of the visit to ensure the centre is still able to facilitate the legal visit and ensure their client is still housed at the facility.
The MRRC provides work opportunities for inmates in a variety of industries including:
Learn more about Education and training programs.