Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC)

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Below is official information. 

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector's Report.

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Name of General Manager

Sue Wilson

Year of Establishment


Postal Address

Metropolitan Remand & Reception Centre

Private Bag 144

Silverwater NSW 1811

Street Address

Holker St

Silverwater NSW 2128

How to Get There

Public Transport:

The nearest railway station is Auburn station which is located approximately 4km from Siverwater Correctional Complex. The cost of a taxi from the station is approximately $15.

Route 540, 542 & 544 buses operate from Auburn Station to the Silverwater Complex and takes approximately 18 minutes.

The Route 525 bus runs from Parramatta Station to the Complex and takes approximately 20 minutes.

Further transport information, including timetables, can be found at the Staterail and Sydney Buses websites, or call the Transport Infoline on 13 15 00 for current train/bus timetable information.

Private Transport:

From Sydney, there are two major routes to Mulawa. The first is via the Parramatta Road or the M4 Motorway. Turn off the M4 at the Silverwater exit, turn right and follow Silverwater Road towards Silverwater. Turn right at Holker Street and then turn left at the second set of traffic lights into the Silverwater Complex. When travelling from west of Mulawa, a toll is payable on the M4. To avoid paying the toll, use the Great Western Highway and turn off at the Silverwater exit. The approximate distance from Sydney CBD is 20km. From Penrith, it is 35km.

The second route from Sydney is via Victoria Road. Turn off at Ermington onto Silverwater Road. Follow Silverwater Road, turn left onto Holker Street, and turn left at the second set of traffic lights into the Silverwater Complex.

Parking facilities are provided inside the Silverwater complex. Staff at the boom-gate will provide directions to the Centre which is approximately 200 metres from the car park.

Phone no.

(02) 9289 5600





Number of Staff


Health Care Services

A medical clinic and several satellite clinics are operated; care for mental and physical health

Education & Skill Development

Various industries are available:

Textiles, laundry services, headsets, wire link and ground maintenance

Courses and vocational trainings provided by AEVTI are available

Level of Security


Availability of Activities

Gym, ovals, recreation and outdoor exercise areas

Contact with Outside World

Visiting times and days:

All days except Tuesdays

08:45 – 10:00

12.45 – 13:45

Time Out of Cell