Hakea Prison

Hakea Prison is a male prison south of Perth.

Bookings for social visits have now reopened. Health measures, physical distancing and limits to visitor numbers will apply.

No more than 4 social visitors per table, inclusive of:

  • Minimum of 1 adult and up to 3 children OR
  • Maximum of 2 adults and up to 2 children.

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

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 Statutory 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 Statutory 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

Fors assistance with booking a visit, email hakeareset@justice.wa.gov.au or phone 6 18 9366 6461.

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
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm


  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Weekends and Public Holidays

  • 8.30 am to 9.30 am
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
  • 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

E-Visits are available Monday to Friday

  • 2.30 pm to 3.30 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.

What you can wear to prison. A group of people wearing appropriate and unacceptable clothes.

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.

Sending money to prisoners

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You can send money to a prisoner by cash or money order.

To send cash, visit the cashier during your visit. The cashier accepts cash, eftpos or money orders. The cashier is the big glass windows next to the front gate. You may deposit money once you are a registered visitor.

To send a money order address to the prisoner to:

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 by appointment only Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Please call 61 8 9366 6429.


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 23 October 2020