Corrective Services NSW


Residential and transitional centres

Community residential facilities

Corrective Services manages residential facilities for men and women. In some instances the Courts order offenders to participate in a diversionary program at one of the residential facilities rather than go into custody.

The facilities include:


Miruma which opened in 2011 on the grounds of the Cessnock Correctional Complex. It is a residential community-based diversionary program for female offenders with co-existing disorders

Miruma aims to provide high level of effective case management to address offending behaviour and provide the female residents with the skills to be able to live independently and productively in the community.

Phone: 02 4993 2212
Fax: 02 4993 2249


Balund-a in Tabulam  is an innovative residential diversionary program for male offenders between 18 and 40 years of age.

Phone: 02 6660 8600
Fax: 02 6660 8636

Transitional Centres

CSNSW manages the Bolwara Transitional Centre at Emu Plains and Parramatta Transitional Centre which provide support for female offenders approaching release from custody.

Bolwara focuses on Aboriginal women and provides support for women who have histories of alcohol and other drugs use.

The Parramatta Transitional Centre supports female inmates serving longer sentences who are also preparing for release.

This transitional support is designed to help the women successfully return to the community and minimise their risk of re-offending.

Last updated:

01 Dec 2020

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