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Broome Regional Prison


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

Broome Regional Prison manages male and female prisoners of all security ratings from across the Kimberley region. It manages a high percentage of Aboriginal prisoners and is the oldest prison in the State.

Broome focuses on education and vocational training and offers employment for prisoners including supervised community work outside or within the prison, domestic duties and workshop maintenance. Prisoners can attend the local TAFE college for rural skills and construction training.

The prison also manages the Wyndham Work Camp.

Fast facts

Opened: February 1945
Gender of population: Male and female
Security level: Maximum, medium, minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Work camp capacity: 40
Location: Broome, West Kimberley, 2174 km north of Perth



  • For visits information phone +61 8 9193 8500.
  • Maximum of 3 adults at one time per visit.
Visiting times for maximum and medium security
  • Daily: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Visiting times for minimum security
  • Monday to Friday: 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm

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

Getting there

Visitors can catch the bus from Cable Beach. The closest stops to the prison are Mangoes Hotel and Carnarvon Street. Both stops are behind the prison. Refer to Transwa for more public transport options.

Contact details

Broome Regional Prison
Hamersley Street
Telephone: +61 8 9193 8500
Facsimile: +61 8 9192 1532

Postal Address:
Broome Regional Prison
PO Box 83

Page last updated: 23-Jun-2020