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Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility

Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility (Melaleuca) is one of three privately-managed prisons in Western Australia. The prison is owned by the Department of Corrective Services and is operated by a private service provider – Sodexo.

Services at Melaleuca have been developed to meet the specific needs of female offenders. They are based on the philosophy that any contact with the corrective services system is an opportunity to link women with support that will strengthen their capacity to live stable and productive lives and reduce their likelihood of reoffending.

The contract provides for delivery of a suite of services aimed at assisting women to integrate back into the community and avoid future contact with the justice system. Services will focus on:

  • reducing reoffending
  • fine diversion
  • early release
  • accessing substance abuse treatment
  • secure accommodation
  • education and training.

Melaleuca will focus on the distinct needs of women on remand, as well as women approaching the end of their sentence and preparing for release.

Staff at Melaleuca will help women to adjust and cope with the pressures of incarceration, especially during the stressful period of initial imprisonment. An interview and assessment will be held with women at reception to develop a plan for their care. Women will be assigned a dedicated ‘Personal Officer’ who will work with them to provide interventions and links with specialist support providers to address offending behaviours and their underlying causes.

Reintegration and through care

A 'through care' model will ensure that women receive support and assistance to prepare for their release, and that they continue to be linked to support services after they re-join the community. Support will cover access to secure housing, education, training and employment opportunities, health services, drug and alcohol treatment, financial management and family and behavioural support.

Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility

Fast facts

Opened: December 2016
Gender of population: Female
Security level: Maximum
Total capacity: 254
Location: 19 km south of Perth

Visiting

Information below is valid until further notice.

Making an appointment for Social visits (eg family, relatives, friends)

  • All visits by appointment only and must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone 6258 0205
    • between 9.00 am to 11.30 am and 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
    • Monday to Friday
  • Maximum of 3 adults and 3 children at one time per visit.
  • Visits will normally be one hour in length

Social Visits - visiting times

  • Monday to Sunday
    • 9.30 am to 11.30 am
    • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  • To avoid delay, visitors are advised to arrive at Melaleuca 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visit and report to the Front Gate.

 

Making an appointment for Official visits (eg Police, legal practitioners, government representatives)

  • All visits by appointment only and must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone 6258 0205
    • between 9.00 am to 11.30 am and 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
    • Monday to Friday

Official Visits - visiting times

  • Monday to Friday
    • 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Note:  - There are no visits on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Refer to the Transperth website for public transport options.

Contact details

Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility
Nicholson Road
CANNING VALE WA 6155

Telephone: +61 8 6258 0205

 

Postal address:
PO Box 109
WELSHPOOL WA 6986

Page last updated: 17-May-2017