The Department of Corrective Services began operation in February 2006 and is one of the State's largest Government departments.
The Department looks after offenders in the State's 14 prisons and 2 detention centres as well as people on probation, parole and other community orders.
The Department's facilities are spread throughout Western Australia, from the Kimberley in the north to Albany in the south.
The Department does not make decisions on parole, however, if you would like to find out more about parole decisions, refer to the Prisoners Review Board website.
The Department is subject to independent inspections by the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (OICS). OICS inspects each prison and detention centre in WA at least once every three years. For more information refer to the OICS website.
The Department is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of offenders, their families and the community.
The Department provides the following services:
More than 4000 staff are involved in the day-to-day running of the Department's facilities and services.
Department of Corrective Services
141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 9264 1711
Hon Joe Francis MLA
Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services; Veterans
216 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 6552 6500
Facsimile: +61 8 6552 6501
Last updated: 10-Apr-2013