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Prisons

The Department of Corrective Services (DCS) manages more than 5,000 adults at 14 public prisons and 2 private prisons in Western Australia.

As part of its mission to ensure a safer community, the Department’s priorities at all prisons are:

  • security of prisoners
  • safety of our people
  • safety of prisoners
  • rehabilitation.

By providing offenders with the skills they need to address their offending, the Department's staff are committed to breaking the cycle of crime and reducing the number of prisoners who reoffend and return to custody.

Public prisons

The Department operates 14 public prisons, which provide a range of security classifications (minimum, medium and maximum) in metropolitan and regional locations.

Female prisoners in the metropolitan area are placed at Bandyup Women's Prison and Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women. Regional prisons in Greenough, Roebourne, West Kimberley and Eastern Goldfields hold male and female prisoners.

In Perth, male prisoners are held at Casuarina Prison, Hakea Prison and at Karnet and Wooroloo prison farms. Bunbury, Albany and Pardelup Prison Farm regional prisons are male-only.

Minimum-security prisoner work camps for men are located in Warburton, Wyndham, Walpole, Roebourne and Dowerin.

Private prisons

Serco Australia is contracted to operate 2 private metropolitan prisons – Acacia Prison, a medium-security facility accommodating about 1,000 male prisoners and Wandoo Reintegration Facility, a minimum-security prison in Murdoch for young men aged 18-24.

Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016