Hakea Prison

Hakea Prison is a male prison south of Perth.

Important information for visitors

Masks are mandatory for Perth, Peel and South West from 6.00 pm, 16 January 2022.

Public Health Directions have been issued by the WA Chief Health Officers restricting access to correctional facilities (prisons, workcamps, Banksia Hill Detention Centre and the Corrective Services Academy) for the protection of vulnerable populations.

This means all persons aged 12 years and older, unless exempt, will be required to be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 from 1 December 2021 to be permitted entry, and fully vaccinated by 1 January 2021.

Visitors must provide proof (hard copy or digital) that they have been vaccinated in a form stated below:

  • An Australian Immunisation Register immunisation history statement (for proof of partial vaccination, minimum requirement by 1 December 2021);
  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate (for proof of full vaccination, minimum requirement by 1 January 2022).

Alternatively, proof of exemption will need to be provided. For more information refer to the WA Correctional Facility Entrant Directions.

Hakea Prison manages male prisoners who have been remanded in custody while waiting to appear in court or those who have just been sentenced. Hakea's focus is on rehabilitation and employs prisoners in a number of areas including laundry, carpentry, concreting and other domestic duties.

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 or E-Visit by completing an online visitors booking form.

For assistance with booking a visit, phone 9366 6333, Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm (excluding public holidays)

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 hakeasocialvisits@justice.wa.gov.au 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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Social Visits are available

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 

  • 8.30 am to 9.30 am 
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm


  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm 

Weekends and Public Holidays

  • 8.30 am to 9.30 am
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

E-Visits are available Monday to Friday

  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

The prison is closed to visitors on Good Friday or Christmas Day.

You are requested to arrive at Hakea Prison at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled social visit and report to the Visitor Centre building located opposite the prison Front Gate.

Check the Transperth website for public transport options to Hakea Prison.

Visiting with children

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Children are welcome to visit the prison provided those under the age of 18 years are supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Visitors with children can book via completing the online visitors booking form.

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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To find public transport options please visit Transperth.

Hakea Prison is about half an hour drive south of Perth.

Parking is available for visitors.

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.

Prisoner’s telephone call list

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If you wish to add your telephone number to a prisoner’s telephone call list located at Hakea Prison only, you can complete the Prisoner's telephone number call list Request Form: Hakea Prison

You may also request your telephone number be added via a letter to the prisoner at Hakea Prison. 

Please allow up to 5 business days for the number to appear on the Prisoners account.

Prisoner's welfare concern

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If you have serious concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of a prisoner in custody, you can call 61 8 9366 6333 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 prisoners

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Money can be transferred to a prisoner once you are an Approved Visitor via:

Important information

The identity and relationship to the Prisoner must be verified before money can be accepted on the Prisoner's behalf.

You will need to complete the Declaration form (PDF) (Adult Custodial Rule 7 – Appendix 4) and provide the appropriate identification for a Prison Officer at the Front Gate to sight.

Verification of identification at the Front Gate can be undertaken at the following times:

  • Monday to Sunday 8.15 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

We encourage the use of the online payment option.  For your secure payment link, complete and submit the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form.

The Cashier accepts EFTPOS and cash prior to you attending your booked visit. The Cashier is located at the Front Gatehouse of the Prison and operates as follows:
Monday to Friday

  • 8.15 am to 12.00 pm
  • 1.00 pm  to 3.15 pm

Note: cashier opens on Wednesdays at 9.30 am

Money is accepted at the Front Gatehouse on weekends prior to you attending your booked visit.

You can send a money order or cheque to:

Prisoner's full name
Hakea Prison
Locked Bag 111

Bail enquiries

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Please make an enquiry on

Email AC-GMPO-HAK-BailUnit@justice.wa.gov.au

Or phone

9366 6256 Monday to Friday between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Official Visitors

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

All official visits are by appointment only.

For further information or to book an official visit phone +61 8 9366 6429 or email hakeaofficialvisits@justice.wa.gov.au.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

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


  • 1.30 pm to 3.30pm


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 18 January 2022