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We are recruiting Prison Officers for various locations throughout the State.

Statistics, publications and reports

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The Department of Justice collects and stores data and statistics, and produces a range of publications about corrections.

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Latest news and media releases

Prison social visits suspended

To protect Western Australia’s prisoners, detainees and staff from the spread of COVID-19, social prison visits have been suspended for now. For updates, refer to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update for Department of Justice.

Additional phone calls will be available to maintain contact with family, friends and loved ones and the Department is exploring other technological solutions such as Skype.

News and media releases

COVID-19: Coronavirus


We are monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation closely and are working with the WA Department of Health to ensure all possible steps are taken to minimise the impact of the virus on Department of Justice services.

We appreciate your cooperation with staff as we navigate this rapidly changing situation, and advise that when entering our facilities you may be questioned about your health and recent travel history

For updates, refer to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update for Department of Justice.

If you are unable to attend a mandatory or crucial appointment due to health reasons, make contact with the relevant facility to make alternative arrangements.

Our Minister

The Honourable Francis Logan MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services and Corrective Services.


Facilities list.

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

Annual Report 2018-2019

Annual Report 2018-2019

The annual report provides an overview of the Department’s operations and its compliance with policy and legislation. In line with State Government policy, the report is only available online.

View the Department of Justice Annual Report 2018-2019.