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Youth Detention Centre - Brisbane

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When a court sentences your child to time in custody, or if your child is refused bail, they go to a youth detention centre.

Youth detention centres are secure places for people aged 10 to 18. They exist to:

  • protect the safety of the community
  • provide consequences for offending
  • prepare detained young people to live productively in the community.

Queensland has 3 youth detention centres:

  • Brisbane Youth Detention Centre—99 Wolston Park Road, Wacol
  • Cleveland Youth Detention Centre—27-79 Old Common Road, Belgian Gardens, Townsville
  • West Moreton Youth Detention Centre—99 Wolston Park Road, Wacol.

View the visiting times for Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and Cleveland Youth Detention Centre.