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New South Wales - Organisation

Minda Juvenile Justice Centre (1991 - 2003)

Government-run, Home and Juvenile Justice Centre
Alternative Names
  • Minda (also known as)

Minda Juvenile Justice Centre, in Lidcombe, replaced the Minda Remand Centre in 1991, when the Department of Juvenile Justice was created and assumed control of remand centres, shelters and juvenile detention centres from the Department of Family and Community Services. Minda housed around 60 boys at one time. Their average age was 15. Minda closed in 2003 and was demolished and replaced with Juniperina, a detention facility for young women.



1991 - 2003
Location - Minda Juvenile Justice Centre was situated at Rookwood Road, Lidcombe. Location: Lidcombe


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: DJJ E-Bulletin, Department of Juvenile Justice, 2005,; 'Minda', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry