Broome Regional Prison

Broome Regional Prison manages male and female prisoners across the Kimberley region.
Information

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.

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 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 hours

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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 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.

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 there

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Car Suspension

 Broome Prison is situated on Hamersley Street in the centre of Broome. 

 Parking is available to visitors

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 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 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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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 prisoners

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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 Visitors

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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.

Cannot find what you are looking for?

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Our website has changed! Welcome to the new Department of Justice website. It might be that what you're looking for is on our old website, try searching over there.

Content and services will be transititioned to the new site from October 2019.

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 17 August 2020