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Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison

Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison is a minimum-security facility but it has the capacity to manage higher-security male and female prisoners for a short time. This is generally to allow for visits or court appearances in the Goldfields.

The prison manages a high percentage of Aboriginal prisoners and replaced the Kalgoorlie Regional Prison in 1980.

The prison focuses on delivering programs that help prisoners understand issues relevant to their offending behaviours. For example, a dedicated program helps prisoners understand drug abuse.

Fast facts

Opened:October 1980
Gender of population:Male and female
Security level:Maximum, medium, minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Work camp capacity:30
Location:Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 596 km east of Perth


  • All visits by appointment only and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone +61 8 9093 5100
    • between 11.00 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
    • Monday to Friday only
  • Maximum of 3 adults at one time per visit.
Visiting times - sentenced prisoners (maximum and medium security)
  • Weekends and public holidays: 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Visiting times - sentenced prisoners (minimum security)
  • Weekends: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Visiting times - remand
  • Monday to Friday: 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

Note: There are no visits on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Getting there

Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison is accessible by car or foot. The prison is 5 km from the town centre on Vivian Street in Boulder. Refer to Transwa for more public transport options.

Contact details

Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison
Vivian Street
Telephone: +61 8 9093 5100
Facsimile: +61 8 9093 1056

Postal address:
Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison
PO Box 434

Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016