Bandyup Women's Prison

Banyup Women's Prison is a female prison east of Perth.
Information

Bookings for social visits have now reopened. Health measures, physical distancing and limits to visitor numbers will apply.


Bandyup provides prisoners with work and other prison-based opportunities and activities, including self-development and therapeutic programs. A mother and baby unit means babies up to the age of 12 months can live with their mother on site.

Visitors may be searched

Visitors may be searched when they enter prison grounds. Tough new penalties for trafficking contraband to apply from 27 June 2020.

This includes the use of drug detection dogs which are used to detect prohibited items and substances. Searches include visitors' cars in the prison car park.

Handheld devices such as metal detectors will be used to ensure that visitors are not attempting to smuggle contraband inside the prison.

The Superintendent is authorised to examine any article in the visitor’s possession, including items of clothing. Where items of clothing are required to be removed for examination, prison officers of the same sex as the visitor will perform the search, or where the visitor is a child it will be a female officer.

No cameras, no drugs, no weapons, no alcohol

How to book a visit

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Bookings can be made by phone and must be booked 24 hours in advance. 

To make a booking call 9374 8710 Monday to Friday during the following hours: 

  • 8.30 am to 12.00 pm
  • 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Visiting hours

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Social visits

Monday and Wednesday

  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
  • 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm

Tuesday and Thursday

  • 8.15 am to 9.15 am
  • 9.30 am to 10.30 am
  • 10.45 am to 11.45 am

Friday

  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
  • 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm

Weekends and public holidays

  • 8.30 am to 9.30 am
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

e-Visits: 6 Days per week

Monday and Wednesday

  • 8.30 am to 9.00 am
  • 9.15 am to 9.45 am
  • 10.00 am to 10.30 am
  • 10.45 am to 11:15 am

Tuesday and Thursday

  • 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm
  • 2.15 pm to 2.45 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm
  • 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm
  • 4.45 pm to 5.15 pm

Saturday and Sunday

  • 4.30 pm 5.00 pm

There are no visits on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Visitors should plan to arrive at the prison at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time for security screening.

The Visitor's Centre is the first building as you walk up from the car park.

Visiting with children

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Children are welcome to visit the prison. Children under the age of 18 years need to be supervised by an adult at all times.

To book a visit with children please tell the Visitor's Centre when you book the visit.

Getting there

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A free bus service runs Saturday and Sunday from Midland train station. It leaves at 2.00 pm arriving for the 2.45 pm visit session.

Visit Transperth for other bus and public transport options. 

 

Car Suspension

Bandyup Women's Prison is accessible by car from Middle Swan Road.

Parking is available.

 

What to wear

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When you come for your visit you will have to make sure you've dressed appropriately.

  • No revealing clothing
  • No see-through clothing
  • No ripped or torn clothing
  • No gang colours or offensive logos
  • No tight-fitting clothing or lycra
  • No steel-capped boots
  • No hi-visibility clothing
  • No headwear
  • No smartwatches
  • No swimwear
  • No excessive jewellery 

Visitors to prison must wear underwear and footwear. 

Pants and skirts/dresses should be longer than mid-thigh.

Exemptions for legitimate cultural, religious or medical reasons or at the discretion of the Security Manager.

You will need to put your mobile phone, bags and personal items in a locker at your visit.

What you can wear to prison. A group of people wearing appropriate and unacceptable clothes.

Aboriginal visitor information

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The Department of Justice recognises the importance of maintaining the prisoner’s family relationships and links with their community. For more information visit Aboriginal visitors.

Sending money to prisoners

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You can transfer a prisoner money by visiting the cashier during your visit. The cashier accepts cash only and does not carry change.

They are located at the gatehouse between 8.30 am to 11.00 am and 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

Money orders can be sent to:

Bandyup Women's Prison
Prisoners Name
PO Box 100
Guilford WA 6935.

The amount you can send a prisoner will depend on their maximum phone and canteen amount.

Official Visitors

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Some Official Visitors are different from social visitors and may require the permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.

To book email ac-wcpf-ban-ovb@justice.wa.gov.au A hard copy of the application will also need to be supplied.

Cannot find what you are looking for?

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Our website has changed! Welcome to the new Department of Justice website. It might be that what you're looking for is on our old website, try searching over there.

Content and services will be migrated to the new site from February 2020.

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Page reviewed 11 September 2020