Pardelup Prison Farm

Pardelup Prison Farm is a male prison near Mt Barker.

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

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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Pardelup Prison Farm

  • Weekends and Public Holidays (excluding Christmas Day)
    • 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Walpole Work Camp

  • Weekends and Public Holidays (excluding Christmas Day) 
    • 9.00 am to 3.00 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.

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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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.

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 a registered visitor via: 

  • Online payment - we encourage the use of the online payment option. Send your request by completing and submitting the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form
  • EFTPOS (Monday to Friday onsite 9.00 am to 11.30 am and 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm)
  • Money order to:

Prisoners full name
Pardelup Prison Farm
PO Box 56
Mount Barker WA 6324

Alternatively the Cashier Office accepts EFTPOS and cash at the time of your visit. Cashier Office hours are 9.00 am to 11.30 am and 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm Monday to Friday. You can contact the Cashier office on 6 18 98513700.

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

Official Visitors

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Official visitors can arrange a visiting time by calling 9851 3715.

Official visits are available by appointment. 

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday.


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 7 October 2021