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Karnet Prison Farm


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

Karnet Prison Farm plays a vital role in the prison system, providing work for minimum-security prisoners. It produces food including milk, meat and eggs for the State's prisons.

Karnet focuses on preparing prisoners for successful re-entry into the community when they are released, giving them job skills linked to agricultural production. The prison breeds cattle and sheep and has an abattoir, a dairy, poultry farm, market gardens and an orchard.

As part of a state-wide prisoner community work program, the prison is closely associated with the Community Liaison Group (CLG). For more information about the CLG or to become a member, refer to the application form and information package below or contact Karnet Prison Farm.

Fast facts

Opened: March 1963
Gender of population: Male
Security level: Minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Location: 16 km from Serpentine, 78.5 km south of Perth



  • All visits by appointment only and must be booked by Thursday 3.00 pm.
  • Maximum of 3 adults at one time is allowed for each prisoner visit. Children visiting with adults must use the phone booking option only.
  • To book an appointment:
    • phone +61 8 9526 3205 between 9.00 am - 11.00 am and 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm on Monday to Thursday only. Your appointment will be confirmed over the phone.

Note: All online visitors booking must be submitted by Thursday 3.00 pm for the coming weekend visits. Booking made after Thursday 3.00 pm, will not be accepted or approved for the coming weekend. Any booking made on the same day of the visit day, will not be accepted or approved.

Visiting times

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

  • 8.45 am to 10.45 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Contact details

Karnet Prison Farm
Kingsbury Drive
Telephone: +61 8 9526 3200
Facsimile: +61 8 9525 2665

Postal address:
Karnet Prison Farm
PO Box 22

Page last updated: 23-Jun-2020