Wooroloo Prison Farm

A male prison east 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.

Approved prisoners are able to work under supervision in the local community and are involved in reforestation and environmental programs, training at local businesses and general community projects.

The prison's large industries complex produces goods for the prison system and for external contracts including prison food, offsetting some of the costs of prisoner management.

Prisoners are taught workshop skills and can take part in traineeships to help them find a job when they are released from prison.

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 9573 3088 from Monday to Thursday during the following hours:

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

Prisoners who arrive late in the week can book a visit through the unit staff. 

Visitors are required to produce identification upon arrival at the prison and may have their person or vehicle searched.

Visiting hours


  • 9.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Public holidays:

  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

E-visits - Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

  • 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm
  • 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm
  • 4.30 pm to 5.00 pm
  • 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Closed to visitors 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 opens for visits half an hour prior to the start of the visit and closes when the visit starts. Do not be late as no exceptions are made for late arrivals.

Prisoners may only receive 1 x 2 hour visit per week. The Visitor's Centre access is on the fence line.

Inter-prison visits are available to eligible prisoners.

Visiting with children

Children are welcome to visit the prison provided those under the age of 16 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.

There is a grassed outside area and an internal area with baby changing facilities. A range of toys and games are available.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners. At least two family-orientated special visit sessions are held at the prison each year, usually during school holidays.

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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A free bus service for social visitors, departing from Midland train station and return, is provided on Sunday afternoons. 

The bus departs from Midland Train Station at 12.30 pm only. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.  There is no prison bus service for morning visits.

Booking for this bus service is not required.

Car Suspension

The prison is about an hour's drive east 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 9573 3000 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

No Cash or Money Orders will be accepted at Visits.

Money can be transferred to a prisoner once you are a registered visitor via online paymentwe encourage the use of the online payment option. Send your request by completing and submitting the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form.


You can send a money order to:

Prisoner’s full name
Wooroloo Prison Farm 
PO Box 100

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 9573 3088 or email WoorolooVisits@justice.wa.gov.au.

Official visit times are available:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • 9.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm


News story

Giving them a fair go

Nearly 30 exhibitors with the goal to help secure employment and essential services for prisoners once they are released visited Wooroloo Prison Farm for their latest Career Expo.
Page reviewed 8 November 2022