Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison

Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison is a female prison south of Perth.
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Bookings for social visits have now reopened. Health measures, physical distancing and limits to visitor numbers will apply.


Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison is WA’s first dedicated alcohol and other drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody. 

The focus of Wandoo is on offering a supportive environment where women can break the cycle of addiction. It offers a safe, healthy, supportive and respectful place to recover and make positive, lasting changes.

Unlike other facilities, it offers dedicated, intensive trauma-informed treatment within a therapeutic community. Women at Wandoo are supported via multi-disciplinary case-management to reduce addiction, improve mental and physical health and reduce the chances of re-offending.

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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Bookings can be made by phone. 

To make a booking call 9218 7900 Monday to Friday (except public holidays) during the following hours:

  • 8.30 am to 3.45 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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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (except public holidays):

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 8.45 am to 9.45 am
  • 10.15 am to 11.15 am
  • 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
  • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm
  • 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm

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

Visitors will need to go to the gatehouse and then be escorted to the Visitor's Centre. 

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. 

To book a visit with children please tell the prison when you book the visit.

The visiting area has toys and books available for children. 

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Getting there

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Refer to the Transperth website for public transport options including travelling by bus.

Wandoo is approximately 2.4 km from the Murdoch train station (about a 25 minute walk).

 

Car Suspension

Wandoo is about 20 minutes drive south of Perth. Parking is available to 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 gatehouse between 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, 7 days a week. Cash is accepted or you can use the eftpos machine. 

or 

You can send a money order to 1 Locked Bag 1 Bullcreek WA 6149.

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.

To book an official visit call 9218 7900. 

Official visits are available Monday to Friday (except Thursday afternoon) during the following hours:

  •  8.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

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Page reviewed 17 August 2020