Pardelup Prison Farm

Pardelup Prison Farm is a male prison near Mt Barker.

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.

Pardelup Prison Farm is a 6,500 acre minimum-security facility designed to reintegrate offenders back into the community.

There is a focus on providing education and training to prisoners, Pardelup maintains livestock, food production and associated industries.

Pardelup is a working farm, which focuses on breeding cattle and sheep for internal consumption by the prison population within Western Australia.

It plays a vital role in the prison system, providing constructive work for minimum-security prisoners re-integrating into the community.

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

Pardelup Prison Farm was initially opened in 1927. Following a successful community consultation in June 2002, Pardelup Prison Farm was converted into a work camp housing approximately 12 minimum-security prisoners.

Pardelup reopened as a prison farm in February 2010 due to the increase in the State's prison population.

How to book a visit

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Bookings can be made by phone. All visits are by appointment only.

To make a booking by phone, call 9851 3715, 7 days a week during the following hours:

  • 7.00 am to 6.00 pm

Booking must be made prior to 4.00 pm on a Thursday for weekend visits. 

Walpole Work Camp visits

To make a booking by phone, call 9840 1411, 7 days a week during the following hours:

  • 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

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

Visiting hours

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Social visits

  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (excluding Christmas Day)
    • 9.00 am to 11.00 am
    • 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Social visits at Walpole Work Camp

  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (excluding Christmas Day) 
    • 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Special visits

  • Special visits may be approved for extenuating and compassionate circumstances, between 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on weekdays (2 hours maximum visit)

Visitors need to go to the Visits Complex situated across from the car park. 

Visitors should plan to arrive at the prison at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time for security screening.

Maximum of two visitors per prisoner.

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 are welcome to visit the prison provided those under the age of 18 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.

A children’s play area, including an outdoor area is available at the prison.

Visitors may bring baby changing and feeding items.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Getting there

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Car Suspension

Pardelup Prison Farm is accessible by car on Muirs Highway. It is about a five hour drive from Perth. Parking is available to visitors.



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No bus service is available.

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:

Visit the cashier on Monday to Friday. The cashier accepts cash only. 


Deposit cash at the Visits Complex during your visit.


You can send a money order to PO Box 56 Mount Barker WA 6324.

Official Visitors

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Official visitors can arrange a visiting time by calling 9411 5577 Monday to Friday during the following times:

To book, phone 9851 3715. 

Official visits are available by appointment. 


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 15 February 2021