West Kimberley Regional Prison

West Kimberley Regional Prison is a prison in the Kimberley region of 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.

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. 

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

Saturday, Sunday and designated public holidays:

  • 9.00 am to 11.00 am
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Remand or approved special visit prisoners

Monday to Friday:

  • 3.00 pm to 4.00 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.

Getting there

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Car Suspension

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

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, cheque or money order. 

To send cash, visit the gatehouse during business hours.

To send a cheque or money order to PO Box 350 Derby WA 6728 (with the cheque or money order addressed to the prisoner). 

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 9161 6000 or email WKRPOfficialBooking@justice.wa.gov.au


Page reviewed 15 February 2021