Immigration detention in Australia

We treat all people in detention with respect, dignity and fairness. While in an immigration detention facility, we provide appropriate food, medical, recreational and other support services, including mental health services.

You may be able to apply online to visit an immigration detention facility.


FacilityContactVisitor hours
Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation
55–65 Garland Avenue
Kilburn SA 5084
Telephone: 08 8425 8103
Email: aita.visits@serco-ap.com

Monday to Sunday: 1:30–5:30pm, 6:30–8:30pm

Visitors shall arrive before 7pm.

Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation and Fraser Compound
100 Sugarmill Road
Pinkenba QLD4008
Telephone: 07 3637 9100
Email: bita.visits@serco-ap.com
Transit Accommodation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 9:30–11:30am, 6:30–8pm, 8:30–10pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9:30–11:30am, 1–3pm, 8:30–10pm

Fraser Compound

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 1–3pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 4:30–8pm

Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre
53 Hampstead Road
Maidstone VIC 3012
This facility will close by the end of 2018.
Telephone: 03 9318 1999
Email: dl_midcreceptionstaff@serco-ap.com
Monday to Sunday: 1–3pm, 3:15–5:15pm, 5:30–7:30pm
Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation
Maygar Barracks
120–150 Camp Road
Broadmeadows VIC 3047
Reception telephone: 03 9280 6100
Visitor information telephone: 03 9280 6105
Email: dl_mitavisitapplications@serco-ap.com

Monday to Sunday:

Note: Visitors are to arrive within 30 minutes of the commencement of the visitor session.

North West Point Immigration Detention Centre
Murray Road
North West Point
Christmas Island WA 6798
Telephone: 08 9164 7032
Email: dl_xmsvisits@serco-ap.com
Monday to Sunday: 9am–12 noon, 2–5pm
Northern Alternative Place of Detention
1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive
Eaton NT 0820
Telephone: 0427 106 744
Email: dl_napodmanagers@serco-ap.com
Monday to Sunday: 1–5:30pm, 6–8:30pm
Perth Immigration Detention Centre
4 McComb Road
Redcliffe WA 6104
Telephone: 08 6151 9616
Email: pidc.visits@serco-ap.com
Monday to Sunday: 9:30–11:30am, 1–5pm
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre
15 Birmingham Avenue
Villawood NSW 2163
Part of this facility will close by the end of 2018.
Telephone: 02 9780 9220
Email: vidfvisitorbookings@serco-ap.com
Monday to Friday: 12:30–8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am–8pm
Visitors shall arrive before 7:15pm.
Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre
Mitchell Avenue
Northam WA 6401
Telephone: 08 9621 7000
Email: yongahhill.visits@serco-ap.com
Monday to Sunday: 1–4pm, 5–8pm

Proposed closures

Operation Sovereign Borders prevents thousands of illegal maritime arrivals each year. We can now close more immigration detention facilities.

By the end of 2018 we will close:

  • Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre
  • Blaxland Compound (part of Villawood Immigration Detention Centre)

We will place North West Point Immigration Detention Centre in contingency. We can open the detention centre within 72 hours.

We will transfer people to other facilities before the closures.