Casuarina Prison

Casuarina Prison is a male prison south of Perth.

Casuarina Prison is the main maximum-security prison for male prisoners in WA. Surrounded by a range of state-of-the-art security devices, the prison has a special unit for intensive, high-security supervision of offenders.

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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Visitors are requested to book a Social Visit by completing an online visitors booking form.

Bookings can also be made by phone by calling 9411 5579 Monday to Friday during the following hours:

  • 7.30 am to 4.00 pm

Bookings or amendments must be made 48 hours in advance.

Please advise staff if you’re a new visitor when making a booking. New visitors will be required to complete a Visitor Identification Form (DOCX), produce 100 points of ID and have their photograph taken to become a registered social visitor.
E-Visitors not attending the prison in person (due to living in a remote community, interstate or overseas) will be required to have section 1 of the Visitor Identification Form witnessed by a person authorised under Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 and emailed to the prison prior to their E-Visit booking. Visitors are to ensure they have their 100 points of ID ready prior to the commencement of the E-Visit. 

Registered visitors are not required to bring ID into the prison, however visitors should have photo ID readily available (ie in their locker) as they may be asked at any time to produce it.

Visiting hours

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Bookings can be made by phone. To make a booking call 9411 5579 Monday to Friday.

Monday and Wednesday to Friday:

  • 8.45am to 9.45am
  • 10.00am to 11.00am
  • 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm
  • 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm.


  • 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm
  • 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm.

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 8.00 am to 9.00 am
  • 9.15 am to 10.15 am
  • 10.30 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm
  • 4.00 pm to 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 on the left 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.

The visiting area contains a small play area, on Saturdays and Sunday a family centre worker will be available to assist supervising.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress Standards

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Social visitors are expected to dress appropriately for the prison environment to preserve the good order and security of the prison and the safety of visitors.

Read and learn more about Visitor Code of Conduct

Read and learn more about Visitor Dress Standards

Getting there

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Car Suspension

 Casuarina Prison is about 30 mins drive from Perth.

Visitor parking is available


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A prison bus service runs from Kwinana Train Station on Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing Kwinana Train Station at 3.45 pm and leaving Casuarina Prison at 5.30 pm. On weekends the service departs Kwinana Train Station at 1.00 pm and leaves Casuarina Prison at 2.45 pm and 4.00 pm.  Refer to Transperth for more public transport options.


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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Money can be transferred to a prisoner once you are a registered visitor via:

Alternatively the Cashier Office accepts EFTPOS and cash at the time of your visit.  Cashier Office hours are 8.15 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 4.15 pm Monday to Friday. Contact the Cashier Office on 61 8 94115541

The Cashier Office is located at the Gatehouse.

The Gatehouse accepts Cash only on the weekends at the time of your visit.

You can send a money order to:
Prisoner's full name
Casuarina Prison
Locked Bag 1
Kwinana WA 6167

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.

Official Visitors can arrange a visiting time by calling 9411 5577.

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday:

  • 8.30 am to 11.30 pm
  • 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm.


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Page reviewed 7 October 2021