Visiting prisons or detention centre

Prison visits have been suspended due to COVID-19.

Important information for visitors to our prisons and the Banksia Hill Detention Centre

Social visits have been suspended at all prisons, work farms and the Banksia Hill Detention Centre. The Department of Justice, Corrective Services is working to minimise the risks posed to prisoners and staff by the introduction of COVID-19 into the custodial estate.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be monitored in line with advice from the Chief Health Officer and federal and state authorities and prison social visits will recommence as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Our Pandemic Management Plan is in place while each prison has its own operational plan to keep those in our care, staff and visitors healthy and safe.

Measures to prevent and manage COVID-19 are being reviewed every day based on the latest medical advice.

A number of additional rules will apply when visits are eventually reinstated such as physical distancing, more stringent searching and limits to visitor numbers and sessions.

Other contact options for prisoners who are not able to get a social visit will be maintained such as extra phone calls, additional mail and access to E-visits.

Select a prison or detention centre for information on how to deposit money or for the postal address:


Page reviewed 4 June 2020
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