Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women

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

Important information for visitors

Visits are returning to pre-COVID normal operation, however for the health and wellbeing of all, we ask that you continue to take some precautions when visiting family and friends.

If you are unwell or have symptoms, please do not attend a face-to-face visit, alternatively an E-visit can be booked through the relevant facility.

Please wear a mask if you have been declared a close contact.

It is recommended that all persons continue to practice COVID-Safe hygiene habits, including hand washing/sanitising and covering coughs and sneezes.

Please be aware that social visits may be temporarily suspended if there are high numbers of COVID-19 cases at a facility.

We will endeavour to minimise disruption to visits and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

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.

Please advise staff if you’re a new visitor when making a booking. New visitors will be required to complete a Visitor Declaration 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  the Visitor Declaration 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 (refer to the Visitor Identification Form (DOCX)) ready prior to the commencement of the E-Visit. Interstate E-Visitors are not required to produce the 100 points of ID but must provide a photo ID.

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

Weekends and public holidays (excluding Christmas and Good Friday):

  • 9.30 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

The visiting centre is at the front desk.

Visiting with children

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.

Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress Standards

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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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. 


Aboriginal visitor information

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.

Prisoner's welfare concern

If you have serious concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of a prisoner in custody, you can call 61 8 9212 3600 to request a welfare check be undertaken.

Calls to this number are for emergency purposes only.

You will be asked to provide your name, the prisoner's name, your relationship to the prisoner and the nature of and reason for your concerns.

Note: No information regarding a prisoner can be released to a third party without the prisoner's written consent.

Sending money to residents of Boronia

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

We encourage the use of the online payment option. For your secure payment link, complete and submit the Resident Deposit Fund Form or call 61 8 9212 3600.

Alternatively the Cashier’s Office accepts EFTPOS and cash from Monday to Friday during the hours of 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.

The Cashier’s Office does not carry change.

Cash deposits are now accepted on weekends.

You can send a money order or cheque to:

Resident's full name
Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women
14-16 Hayman Road

Official visitors

Official Visitors are different from social visitors and must have permission to visit in an official capacity.

For official visits, email

Official visits will be accommodated on needs basis.

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

  • 8.00 am to 4.00 pm 
  • in exceptional circumstances.


Page reviewed 5 December 2022