Karnet Prison Farm

Karnet is a male prison farm in the State's South West.

Karnet Prison Farm is a minimum-security facility managing male prisoners. It produces food including milk, meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables for the State's prisons. Karnet focuses on preparing prisoners for successful re-entry into the community when they are released, giving them job skills linked to industry and farming practices.

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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All visits are by appointment only.

To book for the following weekend’s visits call 9526 3205

Monday to Thursday:

  • 9.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 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 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 the prison 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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In person visits have a maximum capacity of 3 adult visitors per prisoner.

In person visit times:

  • Saturday 8.45 am – 10.45 am
  • Saturday 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
  • Sunday 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Upon arrival, visitors are to report to the Shared Facilities Building at the front carpark. Visitors must arrive at the prison 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visit time for screening.

E-visit times:

  • Sunday 8.45 am - 10.45 am

E-visit sessions are for a maximum of 20 minutes and can only be booked by the prisoner. 

Karnet Prison Farm is closed to visitors on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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.

Children visiting with adults must use the phone booking option only.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners. 

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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Karnet Prison is about 40 minutes drive east of Mandurah.

There is parking 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.

Sending money to prisoners

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

Alternatively, the Cashier accepts cash at the time of your visit. Cashier Office does not carry change. 

Cashier office hours are:

Monday to Friday

  • 8.30 am to 11.00 pm
  • 12.00 pm  to 2.30 pm

The Gatehouse accepts cash only on the weekends at the time of your visit.

You can send a money order or cheque to:

Prisoners full name
Karnet Prison Farm
PO Box 22
SERPENTINE WA 6125

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.

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday:

  • 8.45 am to 10.45 am
  • 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Announcements

Page reviewed 7 October 2021