Roebourne Regional Prison

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

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

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 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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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

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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.

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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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

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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 can be transferred to a prisoner once you are on the prisoners contact lists via:

  • Online payment  
  • EFTPOS (Monday to Thursday 8.00 am to 11.00 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 Thursday 8am to 11am. 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

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 7 October 2021