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Orana Youth Justice Centre

Orana Youth Justice Centre is located in Dubbo, has a capacity of 30 young people, and was opened in December 1999. The centre accommodates males, mainly from the Central and Far West areas of NSW, who are on control orders or remanded in custody. The centre offers a range of health, educational and spiritual services to the young people, including individual case management, specialised counselling, and training in job and living skills.

Westview Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
PO Box 1047
Dubbo NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 02 6881 0800
Facsimile: (02) 6881 0810

How to get there

Public Transport:

Train to Dubbo Railway Station and a short taxi ride to the centre.

Private Transport:

The Centre is located at the western side of Dubbo at the end of Westview Street. Visitor car parking is available.

Visitor Information


Visits must be booked. Please phone (02) 6881 0820 (operating seven days a week). Legal visits do not require bookings.

Visit times:

Wednesdays: 11.15am-12pm
Saturdays: 14.15pm–15.00pm and 15.30pm–16.15pm
Sundays: 11.05am–11.50am, 14.15pm–15.00pm and 15.30pm – 16.15pm
Visits with detainees out of these hours are considered on an individual basis.


Three visitors per detainee may attend. Visitors must purchase drinks and sweets at the centre if they wish to consume these during the 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 two Psychologists who provide psychological assessment, intervention, and deliver therapeutic services or programs to young people who offend

Religious Services

The centre has a Chaplain who provides religious and spiritual support to young people incustody. The centre can also arrange for young people from non-Christian faiths, including Islam and Buddhism, to receive religious support and counselling.