Greenough Regional Prison

Greenough Regional Prison manages prisoners from throughout the midwest region, extending from Exmouth in the north to Moora in the south, and east as far as Wiluna.

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.

Greenough's focus is on prison industries and produces around 5000 meals and handles around 10,000 kilograms of laundry per week.

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

All visits by appointment only and must be made 24 hours in advance.

To make an appointment phone 1800 680 807 (free call) Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

All visits are for one hour.

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and  Friday

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Wednesday - Remand Prisoners only

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Weekends and Public Holidays

  • 10.45 am to 11.45 am - Session 1
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm - Session 2
  • 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm - Session 3

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 for your visit follow the driveway and parking will be on your left. An officer will meet you at the carpark.

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 parking is available.

The Prison is roughly 20 minutes drive from Geraldton and taxi services are available. 

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 9923 6500 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

Greenough Regional Prison has three ways in which you can deposit money into a prisoner’s account.

  • Online payment - we encourage this payment option as the most cost effective way of transferring money
  • Money orders should include the Prisoner’s Full Name and posted to Greenough Regional Prison, PO Box 5194, WONTHELLA WA 6530.
  • Cash and in person EFTPOS deposits can be processed with the Cashier during the hours listed below

To deposit money into a prisoner's account you need to be a registered visitor and complete the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form online. Alternatively our Cashier Office accepts EFTPOS and Cash at the time of your visit or you can visit the Cashier Office between the following times:

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

Contact the Cashier’s Office on 61 8 9923 6525.

The Gatehouse accepts Cash only on the weekends, at the time of your visit.

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 9923 6500 or email

Official Visits are available:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

  • 9.00 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 2.45 pm.


  • 9.00 am to 11.30 am.


Page reviewed 2 December 2022