Roebourne Regional Prison

Roebourne Regional Prison is a prison near Roebourne in north-western 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.


Roebourne Regional Prison manages male and female prisoners from the Pilbara region of WA.

Prisoners at Roebourne are required to work or study. Trade and workshop skills are an important part of vocational training available. The education curriculum aims to provide prisoners with skills which will help them get a job when released.

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 only.

To make a booking by phone, call 9182 0100 during the following hours:

  • 10.30 am and 11.30 am

Bookings must be made 24 hours prior to the proposed visit.

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 to Friday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Weekends and Public Holidays (excluding Christmas and Good Friday):

  • 9.30 am to 10.30 am
  • 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm

Maximum of four visitors per prisoner.

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 Roebourne Regional Prison.

To book a visit with children please tell the prison when you book the visit.

The visiting area contains a small play area for children.

Parents / caregivers may bring into the prison a pacifier, baby bottle and a baby blanket and/or wrap. Prams and strollers are to be left secured in the Visitor's Centre during visits.

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

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There are limited public transport services to the prison. Refer to Transwa for public transport options.

 

 

Car Suspension

Roebourne Prison is approximately 5 km (15 minutes drive) from the township of Roebourne and is accessible by car along Sampson Road. Parking is available to visitors. 

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 9182 0100 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 on the prisoners contact lists via:

  • Online payment  
  • EFTPOS (Monday to Wednesday 8.00 am to 11.30 am)
  • Cash (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • Money order

We encourage the use of the online payment option. For your secure payment link, complete and submit the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form.

Alternatively Roebourne Regional Prison accepts EFTPOS payments Monday to Wednesday 8.00 am to 11.30 am. Please call 9182 0100 and ask for the Cashier to deposit funds. 

Cash deposits are only available on the weekends and can be deposited at the Gatehouse.

You can send a money order to:

Prisoner's full name
Roebourne Regional Prison
PO Box 21
ROEBOURNE WA 6718
 

Official Visitors

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

For further information or to book an official visit please call +61 8 9182 0100.

Official visits are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

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

Announcements

Page reviewed 19 January 2023