Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women

Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women is located in Perth's south.

Face-to-face social visits to prisons in the Perth and Peel regions and the Banksia Hill Detention Centre have resumed from Sunday, 14 February 2021. Bookings for all facilities are now open.

We thank you for your patience as we work to ensure all people in custody are given the opportunity to see their family, friends and support networks.

The centre is a minimum-security location where female prisoners and their children stay in a community-style setting recognising the diverse needs of women in prison. Boronia prepares women for re-entry into the community by offering meaningful rehabilitation activities and work placements. These are designed to address the unique needs of women prisoners and provide them with practical skills.

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.

To make a booking call 9212 3600 before Thursday 8.00 pm

Special visits will be considered outside these hours in exceptional circumstances.

The visiting centre is at the front desk.

Visitors are required to produce identification upon arrival at the prison and may have their person or vehicle searched. 

Visiting hours

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Saturday and Sunday:

  • 9.30 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

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 inform the Visits Booking Officer when you book the visit.

A naturescape playground and toys are available for children to use during visits.

Getting there

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Visitors can catch buses 96, 72, 75, 33 or 34 from Perth Esplanade Bus Port. The bus stops right outside the prison.

Visitors can also catch the Mandurah Line train to Canning Bridge Station and then bus 100 or 998.

Visit Transperth for more public transport options.


Car Suspension

It is roughly 15 minutes drive from the Perth CBD, parking is available for visitors. 


What to wear to visit

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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 send a prisoner money by cash or money order.

To send cash, visit the Cashier during weekdays between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. The Cashier accepts cash via deposit of physical currency or electronic funds transfer. The Cashier does not carry change.

The front desk can accept cash deposits on Saturday and Sunday during visiting hours. Staff do not carry change.

Regional and out of state transfers can be sent as a money order to:

Prisoners full name
Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women
14-16 Hayman Road
Bentley WA 6102

The amount you can send a prisoner will vary.

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.

For official visits, email

Official visits will be accommodated on needs basis.

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday during the following hours:  

  • 8.00am to 4.00pm 
  • in exceptional circumstances.

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.


News story

Contraband penalty increase

Warning for prison visitors as social visits resume. Tough new penalties for trafficking contraband to apply from 27 June 2020.
Page reviewed 15 February 2021