West Kimberley Regional Prison

West Kimberley Regional Prison is a prison in the Kimberley region of north-western WA.

Important information for visitors

COVID-19 Safety Protocol Restrictions Update.

Please be aware that although WA’s COVID Public Health and Social Measures have been eased as of Friday 29 April 2022, some restrictions will still apply to prison social visits until further notice.

Please read the following information carefully ahead of your next planned visit:

  • Recent restrictions on the number of visitors each prisoner/detainee can have per visit have been eased. Please contact the relevant correctional facility for the allowable number of visitors.
  • Physical contact is still not permitted during the visit, including welcome and parting embraces, and
  • The 1.5 metre social distancing rule still applies.

Face coverings (surgical masks) are still required for all persons aged 12 years and above within a Correctional Facility .

Face coverings (surgical masks) are also required to be worn by all prisoners/detainees for the duration of the social visit session.

All persons aged 12 and over seeking entry to a correctional facility must still provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, including proof of Booster vaccination if eligible. For further information refer to Vaccine requirement for access to correctional facilities.

If you are unwell or have symptoms, you should not attend our facilities and get tested immediately.

Finally, please be aware that Social visits and E-visits with prisoners and detainees may temporarily not be available at correctional facilities where positive COVID-19 cases are present. Under established COVID-19 safety protocols, impacted facilities or individual cell blocks where virus infections are detected will need to be placed on a restricted regime to allow for isolation and contact tracing. These restrictions are in place for the safety of prisoners and the safety of others. We ask for your patience and understanding in these circumstances, and assure you the Department is doing everything it can to keep disruptions to visits to a minimum.

Please phone the correctional facility you wish to visit ahead of time to avoid disappointment.


West Kimberley Regional Prison (WKRP) is a purpose built facility designed to support Aboriginal culture, kinship and connection to country, housing male and female prisoners, remand and sentenced.

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 9161 6000 (press option 1) Monday to Friday during the following hours:

  • 8.00 am to 12.00 pm

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 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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Remand and Appeal prisoners

Monday to Friday:

  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Remand, Appeal and Sentenced prisoners

Weekends and public holidays (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday):

  • 9.00 am to 10.00 am
  • 10.15 am to 11.15 am
  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Visitors should plan to arrive at the prison at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time for security screening.

Visitors will need to go to the gatehouse and then be escorted to the Visitor's Centre. 

Visiting with children

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

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

The visiting area has toys and books available for children. 

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

West Kimberley Regional Prison is about 10 minutes drive from Derby. 

Parking is available to visitors. 

Aboriginal visitor information

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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 9161 6000 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 or on the prisoner's active phone list. 

Please see below methods of depositing money:

Online Payment - we encourage the use of the online bpoint payment option. Please send your request by completing and submitting the Prisoner Deposit Fund Form

EFTPOS - Please call the Prison on 6 18 9161 6000 Monday to Friday between 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Please ask for the Cashier to process an over the phone card payment.

Cash - To be dropped off at the Gatehouse for processing by an Officer Monday to Sunday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. 

Money Order and Cheque - When sending Money Orders please sign out the money to the Prisoner. Please include the below information on the envelope. 

Prisoner's full name
West Kimberley Regional Prison
PO Box 350
DERBY WA 6728

Official Visitors

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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 call +61 8 9161 6000 or email WKRPOfficialBooking@justice.wa.gov.au.

Official Visits are available:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

  • 8.45 am to 10.45 am
  • 12.45 pm to 3.15 pm.

Wednesday:

  • 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm

Announcements

Page reviewed 29 April 2022