Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison

Located in the eastern goldfields of WA.

Face-to-face social visits to prisons in the Perth and Peel regions and the Banksia Hill Detention Centre have resumed from Sunday, 14 February 2021. Bookings for all facilities are now open.

We thank you for your patience as we work to ensure all people in custody are given the opportunity to see their family, friends and support networks.

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

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Bookings can be made by phone.

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

  • 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm

All visit bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.

Visitors are required to produce identification upon arrival at the prison and may have their person or vehicle searched. 

Visiting hours

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Sentenced prisoners

Weekends and public holidays:

  • 9.15 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.45 pm

Remand prisoners

Monday to Friday

  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Weekends and public holidays

  • 9.15 am to 11.30 am
  • 1.30 pm to 3.45 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

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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.

Child visit restrictions may apply to some prisoners.

Getting there

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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.

What to wear to visit

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When you come for your visit you will have to make sure you've dressed appropriately.

  • No revealing clothing
  • No see-through clothing
  • No ripped or torn clothing
  • No gang colours or offensive logos
  • No tight-fitting clothing or lycra
  • No steel-capped boots
  • No hi-visibility clothing
  • No headwear
  • No smartwatches
  • No swimwear
  • No excessive jewellery 

Visitors to prison must wear underwear and footwear. 

Pants and skirts/dresses should be longer than mid-thigh.

Exemptions for legitimate cultural, religious or medical reasons or at the discretion of the Security Manager.

You will need to put your mobile phone, bags and personal items in a locker at your visit.

What you can wear to prison. A group of people wearing appropriate and unacceptable clothes.

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.

Sending money to prisoners

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Money orders for prisoners can be sent to:

Prisoner's name
Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison
150 Vivian Street
Boulder WA 6432

Call 9093 5100 for further information. 

Official Visitors

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Some Official Visitors are different from social visitors and may require the permission from the Minister for Corrective Services.

Official visits can be booked Monday to Friday during the following hours:

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

Cannot find what you are looking for?

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Our website has changed! Welcome to the new Department of Justice website. It might be that what you're looking for is on our old website, try searching over there.

Content and services will be migrated to the new site from February.


News story

Contraband penalty increase

Warning for prison visitors as social visits resume. Tough new penalties for trafficking contraband to apply from 27 June 2020.
Page reviewed 15 February 2021