Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison

Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison is a female prison south of Perth.
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Worried about someone in prison or detention centre

Let us know if you are concerned about the person you visit or speak with on the phone. We care about the welfare of prisoners and detainees and take these concerns seriously.

Contact numbers (available 24 hours)

Calls to these numbers are for emergency purposes only.

You will be asked to provide your name, the prisoner or detainee's name, your relationship to them and the reason for your concerns.

Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison is WA’s first dedicated alcohol and other drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody. 

The focus of Wandoo is on offering a supportive environment where women can break the cycle of addiction. It offers a safe, healthy, supportive and respectful place to recover and make positive, lasting changes.

Unlike other facilities, it offers dedicated, intensive trauma-informed treatment within a therapeutic community. Women at Wandoo are supported via multi-disciplinary case-management to reduce addiction, improve mental and physical health and reduce the chances of re-offending.

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.

How to book a visit

Bookings can be made by phone. 

To make a booking call 9218 7900 Monday to Friday (except public holidays) during the following hours:

  • 10.00 am to 12.00pm
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

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

Monday to Friday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 9.45 am to 10.45 am
  • 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
  • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm

Visitors should plan to arrive at the prison at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time for security screening.

Visitors will need to go to the gatehouse and then be escorted to the Visitor's Centre. 

Visiting with children

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

To book a visit with children please tell the prison when you book the visit.

The visiting area has toys and books available for children. 

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

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Refer to the Transperth website for public transport options including travelling by bus.

Wandoo is approximately 2.4 km from the Murdoch train station (about a 25 minute walk).


Car Suspension

Wandoo is about 20 minutes drive south of Perth. Parking is available to 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 9218 7900 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

Money can be deposited to a Resident once you are a registered visitor via:

To make either cash or EFTPOS deposits, visit the gatehouse between 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, 7 days a week. 
You can send a money order or cheque to:

Prisoner’s full name 
Locked Bag 1 

Official Visitors

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

For further information or to book an official visit phone 61 8 9218 7900

Official visits are available:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

  • 8.30 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

There are no official visits on Thursdays.


Media release

New dental clinic for Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison

A new dental clinic opened at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Murdoch recently is expected to significantly improve dental care services for the 300-plus female prisoners at that facility and Melaleuca Women’s Prison in Canning Vale.