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Pardelup Prison Farm


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

Pardelup Prison Farm is a minimum-security prison located on a 26 square kilometre mixed-farming operation near Mt Barker, 386 kilometres south-west of Perth.

Pardelup is a working farm, which focuses on breeding cattle and sheep for internal consumption by the prison population within Western Australia.

It plays a vital role in the prison system, providing constructive work for minimum-security prisoners re-integrating into the community.

Pardelup Prison Farm was initially opened in 1927. Following a successful community consultation in June 2002, Pardelup Prison Farm was converted into a work camp housing approximately 12 minimum-security prisoners.

Pardelup reopened as a prison farm in February 2010 due to the increase in the State's prison population.

Fast facts

Opened: 1927
Gender of population: Male
Security level: Minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Work camp capacity: 12
Location: 386 km south-west of Perth



  • All weekend visits must be booked by 4.00 pm on the preceding Thursday.
  • To make an appointment, phone +61 8 9851 3715 between 8.15 am to 11.30 am and 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm - Monday to Friday. Note: phone is unattended for short periods while staff are attending to other duties.
  • Maximum of 3 adults at one time per visit.
Visiting times
  • Weekends and public holidays: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

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

Getting there

Pardelup Prison Farm is accessible by car on Muirs Highway.

Contact details

Pardelup Prison Farm
Muirs Hwy
Mt Barker WA 6324
Telephone: +61 8 9851 3700
Facsimile: +61 8 9851 3721

Postal address:
Pardelup Prison Farm
PO Box 56

Page last updated: 23-Jun-2020