Karnet Prison Farm

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

Face-to-face social visits to prisons in the Perth and Peel regions and the Banksia Hill Detention Centre have resumed from Sunday, 14 February 2021. Bookings for all facilities are now open.

We thank you for your patience as we work to ensure all people in custody are given the opportunity to see their family, friends and support networks.

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

First time visiting this prisoner

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All visits are by appointment only.

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

Monday to Thursday only

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

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

Visiting hours - Face to face social visits only

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There will only be 4 session of 45 minutes each, face to face social visits available Saturdays only, currently 13 prisoners with maximum of 2 visitors per prisoner only (maximum 1 child per visit).

Face to face session times:

  • 8.15 am – 9.00 am
  • 9.45 am – 10.30 am
  • 1.00 pm – 1.45 pm
  • 2.30 pm – 3.15 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 visitors should meet at the Shared Facilities Building at the front carpark.

Visit guidelines

Visitors are to adhere to the DoJ Visitor Code of Conduct and must adhere to the following COVID-19 related rules;

  • Visitors must arrive at least 15 minute prior to the visit session start time to allow for temperature testing and additional COVID-19 screening
  • Visitors will comply with the 1.5 m physical distancing requirements as directed.
  • Visitors may be required to wear a face mask (supplied).
  • All visitors must hand sanitise prior to entry to the prison.
  • No physical contact is to be made between prisoners and visitors.
  • Children are to remain seated at the table and under control of the visiting adult at all times. There will be no access to toys, books, playground, or outside areas. 
  • No tea or coffee making facilities will be available in the Visits centre. Prisoners are permitted to bring unopened food items from canteen.

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. 

Getting there

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Karnet Prison is about 40 minutes drive east of Mandurah.

There is parking 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 transfer a prisoner money by:

Dropping your deposit in the cash deposit boxes at the shared facility building before your visit. They will accept cash or money orders.


You can send cash or a money order to:

Karnet Prison Farm
PO Box 22

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.

Page reviewed 15 February 2021