Broome focuses on education and vocational training and offers employment for prisoners including supervised community work outside or within the prison, domestic duties and workshop maintenance. Prisoners can attend the local TAFE college for rural skills and construction training.
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.
How to book a visitShow more
Bookings can be made by phone.
To make a booking call 9193 8500 Monday to Friday during the following hours:
- 9.00 am and 12.00 pm.
Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.
Children can't visit on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
Please advise staff if you’re 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 hoursShow more
Sentenced minimum security prisoners
Weekends and public holidays, during the following hours:
- 9.00 am to 11.00 am
- 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Remand, medium and maximum security prisoners
Monday to Sunday during the following hours:
- 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
- 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.
Closed to visitors on Good Friday and 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 at the prison, please press the buzzer on the front gate to enter the prison grounds.
Any visit requests outside of normal visiting times may be approved by the Superintendent or OIC. Reasons for exceptions include families who have travelled long distances or have urgent or compassionate reasons.
Visiting with childrenShow 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.
Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.
Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress StandardsShow more
Getting thereShow more
Broome Prison is situated on Hamersley Street in the centre of Broome.
Parking is available to visitors
Visitors can catch the bus from Cable Beach. The closest stops to the prison are Mangoes Hotel and Carnarvon Street. Both stops are behind the prison. Refer to Transwa for more public transport options.
Aboriginal visitor informationShow more
Visit requests outside of normal visit times may be approved by the Superintendent or OIC. Reasons for exceptions include families who have travelled long distances.
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 prisonersShow 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.
- Cash and Money Order.
Alternatively, the Cashier Office accepts EFTPOS and cash at the time of your visit. Cashier Office hours are 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm Monday to Friday.
The Gatehouse accepts Cash only on the weekends at the time of your visit.
You can send a money order to:
Prisoner's full name
Broome Regional Prison
PO Box 83
Broome WA 6725
All money orders must include senders name and address on the back of the money order.
Official VisitorsShow more
Official Visits are available Monday to Friday:
- 8.00 am to 11.00 am
- 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm