Wickham Point, Northern Territory

Wickham Point Alternative Place Of Detention

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2019

Type: Transit centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Management: Serco Australia Pty Limited (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Accompanied minors, Families, Adult women, Asylum seekers (administrative), Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
1500
607

2015

YES
Australia

9,801

Immigration detainees (2018)

6,252 - 8,693

Estimated detention capacity (2013)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Street address



1235 Channel Island Road

Wickham Point NT 0822​



Postal address



PO Box 143

Palmerston NT 0830



Telephone. 08 8919 9100



Fax. 08 8919 9300



Email. visits.WPIDC@serco-ap.com.au


Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2019

Status In use

2016
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Transit centre

2016
Operating period

Year of Entry 2011

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Serco Australia Pty Limited

Type Private For-Profit

2014
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2016
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 180

2015
Demographics

Name Accompanied minors

2015

Name Families

2015

Name Adult women

2015

Name Adult men

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2015

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2015
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2015
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2016
Family segregation

Family Segregation No

2015
Age segregation

Age Segregation Yes

2015
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 1500

2011
Reported population at a specific time

Number 607

2015
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Ventilation

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2015
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported Yes

2015

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Ministry Immigration and Border Protection Minister

Ministry Typology Immigration or Citizenship

2015