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Albany Regional Prison


Bookings for social visits have now reopened. Health measures, physical distancing and limits to visitor numbers will apply.

Albany Regional Prison is the only maximum-security prison outside of Perth.

It also manages medium- and minimum-security prisoners and holds a significant number of long-term prisoners.

Prisoners can work in the metal, carpentry, textiles or furniture upholstery workshops, or work as cooks, gardeners or cleaners.

Fast facts

Opened: September 1966
Gender of population: Male
Security level: Maximum, medium, minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Location: 8 km west of Albany, 414 km south of Perth



  • All visits by appointment only and must be made 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone +61 8 9842 4466
    • between 8.30 am to 11.30 am and 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
    • from Monday to Friday only.
  • Maximum of 3 adults at one time per visit. No children on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
Visiting times
  • Monday to Friday: 3.45 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 9.00 am to 11.30 am and 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
  • No visits on Christmas Day.

Getting there

Albany Regional Prison is accessible by car on Princess Avenue. Refer to Transwa for public transport options.

Contact details

Albany Regional Prison
Princess Avenue
Telephone: +61 8 9842 4444
Facsimile: +61 8 9842 4496

Postal address:
Albany Regional Prison
Locked Bag 2

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GPS coordinates:
Latitude: -35.046511, Longitude: 117.820301

Page last updated: 23-Jun-2020