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Bandyup Women's Prison

Bandyup Women's Prison is the only female prison in Western Australia that caters for all security classifications. It holds women on remand who are waiting to appear in court, assesses newly-sentenced prisoners, and manages women who are serving their sentences. A mother and baby unit means babies up to the age of 12 months can live with their mothers, if it is decided it is in the child's best interests.

Bandyup provides prisoners with work and other prison-based opportunities and activities, including self-development and therapeutic programs. Women are rewarded for demonstrating a keen work ethic and effort.

Fast facts

Opened:January 1970
Gender of population:Female
Security level:Maximum, medium, minimum
Operational capacity (as at 2 October 2013):259
Location:22 km north-east of Perth

Visiting

  • All visits by appointment only and must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone +61 8 9374 8710
    • between 8.00 am to 12.00 pm and 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm
    • from Monday to Friday.
  • A maximum of 3 adults and 3 children per visit.
Visiting times for sentenced prisoners
  • Monday to Friday: 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm and 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Weekends and public holidays:
    • 8.45 am to 9.45 am
    • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
    • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
    • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm
    • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Visiting times - remand only
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
    • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
    • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm
    • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday:
    • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm
    • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Weekends and public holidays:
    • 8.45 am to 9.45 am
    • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
    • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
    • 2.45 pm to 3.45 pm
    • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

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

Getting there

Bandyup Women's Prison is accessible by car from Middle Swan Road. Refer to Transperth for public transport options.

On Saturday and Sunday a bus service from the Midland train station is available. Visitors are required to be at the train station by 3.30 pm to catch the free bus to Bandyup Women's Prison for the 4.00 pm visit session.

Contact details

Bandyup Women's Prison
95 Middle Swan Road
WEST SWAN WA 6055
Telephone: +61 8 9374 8700
Facsimile: +61 8 9274 3134

Postal Address:
Bandyup Women's Prison
PO Box 100
GUILDFORD WA 6935


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GPS coordinates:
Latitude: -31.861444, Longitude: 115.996316

Page last updated: 31-Oct-2013