Approved prisoners are able to work under supervision in the local community and are involved in reforestation and environmental programs, training at local businesses and general community projects.
The prison's large industries complex produces goods for the prison system and for external contracts including prison food, offsetting some of the costs of prisoner management.
Prisoners are taught workshop skills and can take part in traineeships to help them find a job when they are released from prison.
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.
How to book a visitShow more
Bookings can be made by phone.
To make a booking call 9573 3088 from Monday to Thursday during the following hours:
- 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
- 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Prisoners who arrive late in the week can book a visit through the unit staff.
Visitors are required to produce identification upon arrival at the prison and may have their person or vehicle searched.
Visiting hoursShow more
- 9.00 am to 11.00 am
- 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
- 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
E-visits - Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
- 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm
- 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm
- 4.30 pm to 5.00 pm
- 5.00 pm to 5.30 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 Visitor's Centre opens for visits half an hour prior to the start of the visit and closes when the visit starts. Do not be late as no exceptions are made for late arrivals.
Prisoners may only receive 1 x 2 hour visit per week. The Visitor's Centre access is on the fence line.
Inter-prison visits are available to eligible prisoners.
Visiting with childrenShow more
Children are welcome to visit the prison provided those under the age of 16 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.
There is a grassed outside area and an internal area with baby changing facilities. A range of toys and games are available.
Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners. At least two family-orientated special visit sessions are held at the prison each year, usually during school holidays.
Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress StandardsShow more
Getting thereShow more
A free bus service for social visitors, departing from Midland train station and return, is provided on Sunday afternoons.
The bus departs from Midland Train Station at 12.30 pm only. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. There is no prison bus service for morning visits.
Booking for this bus service is not required.
The prison is about an hour's drive east of Perth. Parking is available to visitors.
Sending money to prisonersShow more
No Cash or Money Orders will be accepted at Visits.
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.
You can send a money order to:
Prisoner’s full name
Wooroloo Prison Farm
PO Box 100
WOOROLOO WA 6558
Official VisitorsShow more
Some Official Visitors are different from social visitors and may require the permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.
To book, phone 95733088 or email AC-WCPF-WOOfirstname.lastname@example.org
Official visits are available between 9.00 am to 11.00 am and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.