Broome Regional Prison is located in Broome, Western Australia, 2,174 kilometres north of Perth. The traditional owners of the land are the Yawuru people.

The prison manages male and female prisoners of all security ratings from across the Kimberley region. It also manages the Wyndham Work Camp located in Wyndham, more than 1,000 kilometres away.

The oldest part of the prison is a small sheltered enclosure that was built in 1894. However, the accommodation blocks were built in 1945, the year in which the prison was opened. It is the oldest operating prison in Western Australia.

The state government announced in May 2019 that it had set aside $1.4 million to plan for a replacement prison in Broome.

Page last updated: March 5, 2020

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