Dawn de Loas Correctional Centre



Below is official information. 

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Name of General Manager

Tracey Mannix

Year of Establishment


Postal Address

Locked Mail Bag 115
Australia Post Business Centre
Silverwater NSW 1811

Street Address

Holker St
Silverwater NSW 2128

How to Get There

Public Transport

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

N.B. The nearest bus stop is Holker St (near Avenue of Africa) Silverwater.

Private Transport

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

Phone no.

(02) 9289 5339 or 9289 5323



Number of Staff

Health Care Services

Individual counselling and group programs are provided such as Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). There are also Welfare, Psychology and Chaplaincy services.

Education & Skill Development


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 trolley.

-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.

Level of Security


Availability of Activities

Contact with Outside World

Saturday & Sunday - Areas 1 & 2





Monday - Area 2 Unsentenced Inmates only



Please note: There are no visitis during Public Holidays

Time Out of Cell


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