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To protect, to rehabilitate and to serve

Prison officer watching.

To protect

We keep the community safe by securing and rehabilitating prisoners and offenders in custody and in the community.

Prison officers at the control room

To protect

We protect the community, we protect our people, we protect prisoners and offenders from harm or injury.

Repay WA participants at the Collie community garden.

To rehabilitate

We rehabilitate offenders in custody and in the community so they become law abiding citizens.

Prison Officer next to a prisoner.

To rehabilitate

We rehabilitate from the time sentencing starts through to when prisoners and offenders re-integrate back into society.

Oath of engagement of new Prison Officers

To serve

We serve the people of Western Australia and we serve those prisoners and offenders we are entrusted to secure and rehabilitate.

West Kimberley officers during training

To serve

We serve the people of Western Australia and we serve those prisoners and offenders we are entrusted to secure and rehabilitate.

Message from the Commissioner

Commissioner McMahon.

Corrective Services' mission is to ensure a safer community.

The Commissioner administers the Prisons Act 1981, the Young Offenders Act 1994, and the Sentence Administration Act 2003.

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Latest news

ERA Draft Report on WA prisons welcomed

The Department of Corrective Services welcomed the ERA’s Draft Report into the Efficiency and Performance of Western Australian Prisons.

Camp-out strengthens culture and character

Ten Aboriginal minimum-security prisoners today became the first to complete a unique one-off course designed by the Department of Defence in partnership with the Western Australian Department of Corrective Services to help Aboriginal prisoners break the cycle of re-offending.

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Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Strategic Plan 2015-2018

The Department's Strategic Plan - Creating Value Through Performance reflects the Department's priorities and commitment to delivering a world class corrective services organisation.

It focuses on maximising all our capabilities - people, systems, infrastructure, financial, service delivery - to achieve a safer community.

Our Minister

The Honourable Joe Francis MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Small Business and Veterans.


Facilities list.

Select the map to locate one of our facilities,or choose one from the list below.


West Kimberley female prison officers

DCS offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. Nearly 4000 people work with us across the state.

For more information about careers with the Department, refer to the working with us page or a list of current vacancies in the Department.