Bookings for social visits have now reopened. Health measures, physical distancing and limits to visitor numbers will apply.
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.
Visitors are required to produce identification upon arrival at the prison and may have their person or vehicle searched.
Visiting hoursShow more
Minimum security prisoners
Monday to Friday, weekends and public holidays, during the following hours:
- 9.00 am to 11.00 am
- 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm
Remand, medium and maximum security prisoners
Monday to Sunday during the following hours:
- 1.00 pm and 3.15 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.
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.
What to wear to visitShow more
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.
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
You can send money to a prisoner by cash or money transfer.
You can give cash to the cashier office during your visit. The Cashier accepts cash only and does not carry change.
You can send a money order to:
Prisoners full name
Broome Regional Prison
PO Box 83
Broome WA 6725
Official VisitorsShow more
Some Official Visitors are different from social visitors and may require the permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.
Official visit times can be arranged by request. Please call 61 8 9193 8500 to arrange.