Corrective Services NSW

Mary Wade Correctional Centre

Mary Wade Correctional Centre is a minimum-security works release centre for men. Mary Wade Correctional Centre is located in Lidcombe, 19km west of Sydney central business district.


(02) 8737 5000
Fax (02) 8737 5094

Street address

169 Joseph Street
Lidcombe NSW 2128

Postal address

Locked Mail Bag 4006
Chullora  NSW  2190

How to get there

Public transport

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

Private transport

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

All visits must be booked by calling (02) 8737 5026

Bookings are only available on:

  • Tuesday          9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wednesday      9:00am to 12:00pm

Visitor information


Bookings for in-person and video visits are required and can be made via Just Connect or by phone.

To make a booking, please call the visitor booking line on (02) 8737 5026 on Tuesday or Wednesday between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

Visiting times

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

New COVID-safety measures apply to in-person visits, ensure you know the rules to avoid missing out.

In-person visit times

Contact the visits booking line for specific times.

Video visit times

Contact the visits booking line for specific times.

Legal visits

Legal visits are available from Monday to Sunday

  • 8:30am to 12:00pm and
  • 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Please notify the Manager of Security of your intention to visit by faxing 02 8737 5814. 

AVL Contact Number: (02) 8737 5054 and (02) 8737 5055

Conditions of entry

Appropriate dress standards

The visits area is a family environment. You must dress appropriately. This generally means clothes must be respectable and not too provocative.

You cannot wear anything that hides your face, except for religious reasons. In that case you will be asked to remove your face covering temporarily so staff can verify your identity.

Inappropriate dress (PDF, 419.1 KB)includes:

  • Clothes that have possibly controversial logos, words or slogans such as:
    • Motorcycle gang 'colours' or gang insignias
    • Logos or symbols associated with drugs or drug paraphernalia or swear words
  • Tight or revealing clothing including:
    • Tops and dresses that expose the stomach or chest
    • Swimsuits or skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh
    • Mesh or other "see-through" clothes
    • Clothes that are excessively dirty, ripped or frayed
  • Heels higher than 5 centimetres
  • Any jewellery other than a plain wedding band, sleepers and studs. This means no engagement ring or any other ring with stones, and no bracelets or necklaces
  • Tops or jumpers with a hood
  • Hats, scarves or head coverings (excluding religious wear)
  • Hair scrunchies or clips. Only single elasticated hair ties are allowed
  • Watches, smart watches or activity trackers
  • Bare feet.
Last updated:

02 Aug 2023

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