Casuarina Prison

Casuarina Prison is a male prison south of Perth.

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.


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

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 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

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

Monday and Wednesday to Friday:

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

Tuesday:

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

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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 one of the following numbers:

  • 61 8 9411 5333
  • 61 8 9411 5300
  • 61 8 9411 5280

to request a welfare check be undertaken.

Calls to these numbers 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 prisoners

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

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

For more information or to arrange an official visit call +61 8 9411 5577 or email ovisitcas@justice.wa.gov.au.

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday

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

Announcements

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Page reviewed 2 December 2022