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.
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.
How to book a visitShow more
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 hoursShow more
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 childrenShow more
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 StandardsShow more
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 thereShow more
West Kimberley Regional Prison is about 10 minutes drive from Derby.
Parking is available to visitors.
Aboriginal visitor informationShow more
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 concernShow more
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 prisonersShow more
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
- Money Order
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 VisitorsShow more
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.
- 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm