Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

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Name of General ManagerSue Wilson
Year of Establishment2014
Postal AddressGPO 1407, Darwin NT 0801
Street Address90 Tivendale Road, Berrimah NT 0828
How to Get There
Phone no.(08) 8922 0400
Number of Staff
Health Care ServicesThe Complex Behaviour Unit will accommodate male and female offenders with mental health and behavioural needs
Education & Skill DevelopmentFull-time comprehensive education programs to all detainees. Detainees have the opportunity to enrol in middle and secondary school programs, VET programs and short courses such as first aid and motor vehicle learner’s licence. Detainees are able to work towards completing their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training through the Northern Territory Open Education Centre.

Employs part-time instructors in the specialist areas of music and art. Throughout the year there are a number of external agencies who provide education programs in the areas of road safety, drugs and alcohol and healthy relationships.
Level of Security Maximum
Availability of ActivitiesGym, ovals, recreation and outdoor exercise areas
Contact with Outside WorldFamily visitors:

Family visits can be made for the following times:

Wednesday 11:00-15:00

Thursday 11:00-15:30

Saturday 09:00-15:00

Sunday 09:00-15:00

Professional visitors:

Professional visitors can access detainees and the centre Monday to Friday between 11:00-15:00.
Time Out of Cell
RemarksFamily and professional visits must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 08 8922 0400 between 08:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
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