Albany Regional Prison

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

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

Show more

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.

Please advise staff if you are a new visitor when making a booking. New visitors will be required to complete a Visitor Identification Form (DOCX), produce 100 points of ID and have their photograph taken to become a registered social visitor. 

E-Visitors not attending the prison in person (due to living in a remote community, interstate or overseas) will be required to have section 1 of the Visitor Identification Form witnessed by a person authorised under Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 and emailed to the prison prior to their E-Visit booking. Visitors are to ensure they have their 100 points of ID ready prior to the commencement of the E-Visit. 

Registered visitors are not required to bring ID into the prison, however visitors should have photo ID readily available (ie in their locker) as they may be asked at any time to produce it. 

Visiting hours

Show more

Monday to Friday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 9.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Children cannot visit on Sundays 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

Closed to visitors on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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

Show more

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

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.

Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress Standards

Show more

Social visitors are expected to dress appropriately for the prison environment to preserve the good order and security of the prison and the safety of visitors.

Read and learn more about Visitor Code of Conduct

Read and learn more about Visitor Dress Standards

Getting there

Show more
a bus icon

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.

Aboriginal visitor information

Show more

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

Show more

Money can be transferred to a prisoner once you are a registered visitor via:

  • Online Payment - we encourage the use of the online payment option. Send your request by completing and submitting the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form.
  • EFTPOS (available over the phone only)
  • Cash and Money Order

Alternatively, Cashier can accept EFTPOS transactions over the phone between the hours of Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 11.30 am. Contact on 61 8 9842 4444.

You can send a money order to:
Prisoner’s full name
Albany Regional Prison
Locked Bag 2
Albany WA 6331
 

Official Visitors

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

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday:

  • 8.00 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Announcements

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 7 October 2021