Broome Regional Prison

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

Important information for visitors

Visits are returning to pre-COVID normal operation, however for the health and wellbeing of all, we ask that you continue to take some precautions when visiting family and friends.

If you are unwell or have symptoms, please do not attend a face-to-face visit, alternatively an E-visit can be booked through the relevant facility.

Please wear a mask if you have been declared a close contact.

It is recommended that all persons continue to practice COVID-Safe hygiene habits, including hand washing/sanitising and covering coughs and sneezes.

Please be aware that social visits may be temporarily suspended if there are high numbers of COVID-19 cases at a facility.

We will endeavour to minimise disruption to visits and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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.

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 hours

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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 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.

Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress Standards

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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

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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.


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.

Prisoner's welfare concern

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If you have serious concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of a prisoner in custody, you can call 61 8 9193 8500 to request a welfare check be undertaken.

Calls to this number are for emergency purposes only.

You will be asked to provide your name, the prisoner's name, your relationship to the prisoner and the nature of and reason for your concerns.

Note: No information regarding a prisoner can be released to a third party without the prisoner's written consent.

Sending money to prisoners

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

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 Visitors

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Official Visitors are different from social visitors and must have permission to visit in an official capacity.

For more information or to book an official visit phone +61 8 9193 8500.

Official Visits are available Monday to Friday:

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


Page reviewed 8 November 2022