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Roebourne Regional Prison


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

Roebourne Regional Prison manages prisoners from the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. Originally a minimum-security facility, it was upgraded in 1995 to a medium-security rating. The prison manages a high percentage of Aboriginal prisoners.

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.

Fast facts

Opened: March 1984
Gender of population: Male and female
Security level: Maximum (short-term), medium and minimum
Total capacity:
(as at 21 October 2015)
Location: 5 km from Roebourne, 1572 km north of Perth



  • All visits by appointment only and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
  • To make an appointment:
    • phone +61 8 9182 0100
    • between 10.30 am to 11.30 am
    • Monday to Friday only.
  • Maximum of 3 adults and 3 children at one time per visit.
Visiting time for sentences prisoners
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 1.15 pm to 3.15 pm
Visiting times for remand/appeal classified prisoners
  • Monday to Thursday: 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 1.15 pm to 3.15 pm

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

Getting there

Roebourne Prison is accessible by car on Sampson Road. Refer to Transwa for public transport options.

Contact details

Roebourne Regional Prison
Sampson Road
Telephone: +61 8 9182 0100
Facsimile: +61 8 9182 0171

Postal address:
Roebourne Regional Prison
PO Box 21

Page last updated: 23-Jun-2020