Hakea Prison

Hakea Prison is a male prison south of Perth.

While restrictions are easing, some COVID-19 safe practices will still apply to correctional facilities to keep everyone safe.

Please maintain enhanced hand and hygiene practices when entering our facilities and do not attend a prison or the detention centre if you are unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Contact the relevant facility for more information. Thank you for your patience and cooperation and we will keep you updated.

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.

Visits - family, friends or relatives wishing to visit a prisoner

Due to the recommencement of Social Visits as part of the COVID-19 response, some delays may occur in responding to your visit booking request. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Booking a visit

Visitors are requested to book a Social or E-Visit by completing an online visitors booking form.

Social visits

If you are new Social visitor, a Declaration must be completed at the prison prior to your visit. Please ensure that you bring with you a valid photo ID and arrive at the prison 30 minutes before the visit to establish your identification.


For new adult visitors using E-Visits complete , a Declaration and email to hakeasocialvisits@justice.wa.gov.au. Please ensure that you complete the visitors identification page and have this identification available at the time of your E-Visit to establish your identification.

Visitor booking help

For assistance with booking a visit, phone 6 18 9366 6333, Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm (excluding Public Holidays).

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.

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.

What to wear to visit

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When you come for your visit you will have to make sure you've dressed appropriately.

  • No revealing clothing
  • No see-through clothing
  • No ripped or torn clothing
  • No gang colours or offensive logos
  • No tight-fitting clothing or lycra
  • No steel-capped boots
  • No hi-visibility clothing
  • No headwear
  • No smartwatches
  • No swimwear
  • No excessive jewellery 

Visitors to prison must wear underwear and footwear.

Pants and skirts/dresses should be longer than mid-thigh.

Exemptions for legitimate cultural, religious or medical reasons or at the discretion of the Security Manager.

You will need to put your mobile phone, bags and personal items in a locker at your visit.

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, email HakeaPTN@justice.wa.gov.au  with the following details:

  1. Your Full name:
  2. Your telephone number
  3. Prisoner’s First Name
  4. Prisoner’s Surname
  5. Relationship to Prisoner

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

Allow up to 36 hours for this request to be actioned.

Sending money to prisoners

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

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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Some Official Visitors are different from social visitors and may require the permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.

All official visits are by appointment only.

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 11.30 am and 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

To make an appointment please call 61 8 9366 6429 or email hakeaofficialvisits@justice.wa.gov.au


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 17 June 2021