Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison

Located in the eastern goldfields of WA.

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.

Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison is a new modern facility which manages male and female prisoners. The prison will focus on delivering rehabilitative programs that help prisoners address issues relevant to their offending behaviours.

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

Bookings can be made by phone.

To make a booking call 9093 5119 Monday to Friday during the following hours:

  • 8.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

All visit bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.

Please advise staff if you’re a new visitor when making a booking. New visitors will be required to complete a Visitor Declaration 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  the Visitor Declaration 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 (refer to the Visitor Identification Form (DOCX)) ready prior to the commencement of the E-Visit. Interstate E-Visitors are not required to produce the 100 points of ID but must provide a photo ID.
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

Sentenced prisoners

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 9.15 am to 11.15 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Remand prisoners

Monday to Friday

  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays

  • 9.15 am to 11.15 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.30 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.

Visiting with children

Children are welcome to visit the prison provided those under the age of 18 years are supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Visitor Code of Conduct and Dress Standards

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

Car Suspension


Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison is 5 km from the town centre on Vivian Street in Boulder, and accessible by car or foot.


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Visit Transregional for public transport options.

Aboriginal visitor information

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

If you have serious concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of a prisoner in custody, you can call 61 8 9093 5100 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

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

Alternatively the Cashier Office accepts cash at the time of your visit. Cashiers Office hours are 9.00 am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm Monday to Friday. Contact the Cashiers Office on 90935100

The Cashier Office does not carry change and is located at the Gatehouse.

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
Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison
PO Box 434
Kalgoorlie WA 6433

Official Visitors

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 9093 5100 or email AC-RP-EAS-Visits@justice.wa.gov.au.

Official visits can be booking Monday to Friday:

  • 9.00 am to 11.15 am (excluding Tuesdays)
  • 1.30 pm to 2.45 pm.


Page reviewed 2 December 2022