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Hakea Prison

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Hakea Prison manages male prisoners who have been remanded in custody while waiting to appear in court or those who have just been sentenced.

Newly-sentenced prisoners are assessed at Hakea Prison before being placed at other WA prisons.

A 15-bed crisis-care facility at Hakea serves the needs of a small group of acute and, at times, chronic 'at risk' offenders who need specialised treatment and support interventions.

Hakea's focus is on rehabilitation and employs prisoners in a
number of areas including laundry, carpentry, concreting and other domestic duties.

Fast facts

Opened: June 1982
Gender of population: Male
Security level: Maximum, medium, minimum
Total capacity: 1217
Location: 19 km south of Perth

Telephone contact details

Main telephone: +61 8 9366 6333
Social visits booking:
Official visits booking: +61 8 9366 6429
Bail enquiries: +61 8 9366 6256
Facsimile: +61 8 9366 6464


Social visits - family, friends or relatives wishing to visit a prisoner

Social visits are by appointment only and at must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Booking a visit

First time visitors and returning visitors bringing children must book by telephone.

  • Email Monday to Friday between 8.30 am to 4.15 pm.
  • A maximum of 3 adults and 4 children are allowed at any one visit.
  • The following details are required when booking a social visit for all visitors attending:
    • full name
    • date of birth
    • address
    • contact number.

Returning visitors

Online formIf you are a returning visitor, either email or complete
an online visitors booking form. To complete an online form you must have:

  • previously visited the prisoner at this facility
  • a valid email address
  • a valid mobile number to receive SMS
  • only adult visitors attending the visit.

Please note the social visit's phone line is extremely busy and delays may be experienced.

Social visiting times

Monday to Sunday

  • 8.30 am to 9.30 am
  • 10.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
  • 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

Visits are not conducted on Wednesday morning, Good Friday or Christmas Day.

Arriving for your social visit

You are requested to arrive at Hakea Prison at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled social visit and report to the Visitor Centre building located opposite the prison Front Gate.

Check the Transperth website for public transport options to Hakea Prison.

Official visits - Legal representation or Police wishing to visit a prisoner

Official visits are by appointment only and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Booking appointments

  • Phone +61 8 9366 6429 (not to be used for social visit bookings) Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Official visiting times

  • Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Bail Enquiries

  • Phone +61 8 9366 6256 Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Email

The phone number will be redirected to a mobile contact after hours till 9.00 pm.

Contact details

Hakea Prison
Nicholson Road

Postal address:
Hakea Prison
Locked Bag 111

Page last updated: 23-Jun-2020