Albany Regional Prison

Albany Regional Prison is a male prison in the South West.

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

Albany Regional Prison manages all security levels. Prisoners can work in the metal, carpentry, textiles or furniture upholstery workshops, or work as cooks, gardeners or cleaners.

Visitors may be searched

Visitors may be searched when they enter prison grounds. Tough new penalties for trafficking contraband to apply from 27 June 2020.

This includes the use of drug detection dogs which are used to detect prohibited items and substances. Searches include visitors' cars in the prison car park.

Handheld devices such as metal detectors will be used to ensure that visitors are not attempting to smuggle contraband inside the prison.

The Superintendent is authorised to examine any article in the visitor’s possession, including items of clothing. Where items of clothing are required to be removed for examination, prison officers of the same sex as the visitor will perform the search, or where the visitor is a child it will be a female officer.

No cameras, no drugs, no weapons, no alcohol

How to book a visit

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Bookings can be made by phone.

To make a booking call 9842 4466 Monday to Friday during the following hours:

  • 8.30 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.

Children can't visit on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

Visitors are required to produce identification upon arrival at the prison and may have their person or vehicle searched.

Visiting hours

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Monday to Friday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 9.00 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Closed to visitors on Christmas Day.

Visitors should plan to arrive at the prison at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time for security screening.

When you arrive the Visitor's Centre is next to the front gate.

Visiting with children

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Children are welcome to visit the prison. Children under the age of 18 years need to be supervised by an adult at all times.

Children can visit during the following days and times:

Monday and Wednesday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Saturday and public holidays:

  • 9.00 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm


  • 9.00 am to 11.30 am

To book a visit with children please tell the Visitor's Centre when you book the visit.

A child play area and baby change facilities are available.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Getting there

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Check Transwa for bus and public transport options.



Car Suspension

Albany Regional Prison is accessible by car via Princess Avenue.

The Prison is about 10 minutes drive from Albany and car parking is available.

What to wear to visit

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When you come for your visit you will have to make sure you've dressed appropriately.

  • No revealing clothing
  • No see-through clothing
  • No ripped or torn clothing
  • No gang colours or offensive logos
  • No tight-fitting clothing or lycra
  • No steel-capped boots
  • No hi-visibility clothing
  • No headwear
  • No smartwatches
  • No swimwear
  • No excessive jewellery 

Visitors to prison must wear underwear and footwear. 

Pants and skirts/dresses should be longer than mid-thigh.

Exemptions for legitimate cultural, religious or medical reasons or at the discretion of the Security Manager.

You will need to put your mobile phone, bags and personal items in a locker at your visit.

What you can wear to prison. A group of people wearing appropriate and unacceptable clothes.

Aboriginal visitor information

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The Department of Justice recognises the importance of maintaining the prisoner’s family relationships and links with their community. For more information visit Aboriginal visitors.

Sending money to prisoners

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You can transfer money to a prisoner at the front gate with the Senior Officer via cash or money order.

There is no EFT available.

You can visit the front gate Monday to Friday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 9.00 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

You can also send a money order to

Prisoner Name
Albany Regional Prison
Locked Bag 2
Albany WA 6331

Official Visitors

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Official Visitors are different from social visitors and must have permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.

Some Official Visitors are different from social visitors and may require the permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.

For further information on booking official visits, contact 9842 4466.

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Content and services will be migrated to the new site from February 2020.


News story

Contraband penalty increase

Warning for prison visitors as social visits resume. Tough new penalties for trafficking contraband to apply from 27 June 2020.
Page reviewed 18 August 2020