Casuarina Prison

Casuarina Prison is a male prison south of Perth.

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.

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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Bookings can be made by phone.

To make a booking call 9411 5579 Monday to Friday during the following hours:

  • 7.30 am to 4.00 pm

Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.

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

Monday 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

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.

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.


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.

Anyone failing to comply with this dress standard will be denied entry into the prison and have their booked visit cancelled. Visitors will be held accountable for the clothing they have chosen to wear whilst visiting.

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 money to a prisoner by cash, eftpos,  money transfer or cheque.

You can give cash or use the eftpos machine to the cashier office during your visit. The cashier is located next to the visitors centre. Please allow extra time during your visit to send money.

You can send a money order, cash or cheque to:

Prisoner's full name
Casuarina Prison
Locked Bag No 1
Kwinana Post Office
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 Monday to Friday during the following times:

  • 8.00 am to 3.30 pm

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 15 February 2021