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Great Western Highway and Water StreetSt Marys NSW 2760PO Box 539St Marys NSW 1790Phone: (02) 9833 6555Facsimile: (02) 9673 4917
Take the Western Railway Line to Werrington Railway Station. The centre is a short walk or taxi ride fromthe station.
The centre is located on the corner of Water Street and the Great Western Highway, with the entrance on Water Street. Car parking is available.
All visits must be booked. To book, call (02) 9833 6555. Prospective visitors are advised of the procedures, including use of the lockers and the requirement of a refundable $2 deposit for the key.
Mon to Fri: 3.30pm-5.30pm; weekends: 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Visits are limited to 1 hour unless prior approval is given for visitors who travel excessive distances to visit.
The Department of Education operates a school at the centre, so that young offenders can continue their studies while at the centre and learn skills to help them re-enter education, training or the workforce when they leave custody.
Justice Health provides registered nurses for general healthcare, arranges visits from local General Practitioners to provide medical assessments and treatment, and consultant psychiatrists for professional assessment and treatment of young people as required. The centre employs an Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor to assist young offenders in dealing with their drug and alcohol problems, and six Psychologists who provide assessment, counselling and group work.
The centre has two Chaplains who provide religious and pastoral care support to young people in custody. The centre can also arrange for young people from non-Christian faiths, including Islam and Buddhism, to receive religious support and counselling.