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Bunbury Regional Prison


Bookings for social visits have now reopened. Health measures, physical distancing and limits to visitor numbers will apply.

Bunbury Regional Prison is a multi-security prison that includes a short-term maximum-security section for people remanded in custody or prisoners who have to appear in court in the South West.

The prison also has a minimum-security, self-contained unit separate from the main prison where prisoners are responsible for managing their own cooking, cleaning, laundry and other aspects of daily life.

As part of a State-wide prisoner community work program, a number of prisoners at Bunbury assist with working on community projects throughout the South-West region.

Bunbury's focus is on self-sufficiency and a major feature of the prison is a market garden which supplies a large proportion of the fresh vegetables used throughout WA's prison system. It is the major employer of minimum-security prisoners and offsets the cost of managing prisons in the State.

Fast facts

Opened: February 1971
Gender of population: Male
Security level: Maximum (remand only), medium, minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 15 January 2018)
Location: 11 km south of Bunbury, 183 km south of Perth



  • All visits by appointment only and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone +61 8 9795 5074
    • between 9.30 am to 11.30 am and 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
    • weekdays only.
  • Maximum of 3 adults at one time per visit and as many children registered with guardian.
Visiting times
  • everyday including public holidays (except Friday):
    • 9.30 am to 11.30 am
    • 12.45 pm to 2.45 pm
  • adults only on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Visiting times for pre-release only
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays:
    • 9.30 am to 11.30 am
    • 12.45 pm to 2.45 pm
  • Adults only on Saturday mornings: 9.30 am to 11.30 am

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

Getting there

A prison bus service is available on Thursday. Buses depart from the Town Bus Station at 12.15 pm and the train station at 12.30 pm. Refer to Transwa for more public transport options.

Contact details

Bunbury Regional Prison
Centenary Road
Telephone: +61 8 9795 2155
Facsimile: +61 8 9795 7191

Postal address:
Bunbury Regional Prison
PO Box 444

Page last updated: 14-Sep-2020