Roebourne Regional Prison

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

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

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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

To make a booking in person at the prison during the following hours:

  • 10.30 am and 11.30 am

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

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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Remand prisoners

Monday to Friday:

  • 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Saturday and Sunday morning:

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

A maximum of 2 hour visits over the weekend.

Sentenced prisoners

Saturday and Sunday:

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

Maximum of four visitors per prisoner.

Visiting with children

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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.

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. 

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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You can send money to a prisoner by cash or money order.

To send cash, visit the gatehouse during your visit. Only cash is accepted.


You can send a money order to PO Box 21 Roebourne WA 6718.

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.

To book an official visit call  9182 0100.

Official visits are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the following hours: 

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


Page reviewed 15 February 2021