Building a better future for everyone

Acacia Prison is a 1,400-bed medium security male prison and the largest in the country. Located 55km east of Perth, Western Australia, Acacia Prison is wholly owned by the state and managed by Serco under a 15-year contract with the Department of Corrective Services.


Acacia Prison and Wandoo Reintegration Facility are the only privately run prisons in Western Australia.

We strive to lead Australia in correctional services management and proudly protect and support the Western Australian public by:

•Delivering the priorities of safety and security
•Providing excellence in rehabilitation and reintegration
•Demonstrating continual improvement and innovation.

Acacia operates on the principles of decency and respect. We promote the Responsible Prisoner Model, which encourages prisoners to take responsibility for their actions, to address their offending behaviour and make positive lifestyle choices.

We take pride in our prisoner rehabilitation programs, safety record, service delivery to our customers and our pro-social learning environment.

Our Annual Report is available here.

Expansion to 1400

An expansion of the prison was completed in 2015. This expansion has allowed Acacia to strengthen its service delivery and introduce innovative approaches in the management of offenders, including more opportunities for offender rehabilitation. 

Acacia now has a young adult offender unit, additional self-care accommodation units, new education and vocational training facilities, including a large vocational training workshop, a new health care centre and a commercial-grade hospitality training suite.

Our Innovations & Successes

Offender Education Team

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre's Education team received the Premier's Award for Excellence in Public Service.

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Rehabilitation for younger offenders

Wandoo Reintegration Facility is a unique minimum security prison in Western Australia for 18-28 year old offenders to help them reintegrate into society on release.

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Staff at Curtin Immigration Detention Centre established an innovative method for growing organic crops and fish.

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