Adelaide Pre-release Centre

Adelaide Pre-release Centre (APC) is the main pre-release facility.
It accommodates both male and female low security prisoners.

Address: Grand Junction Road, Northfield | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: PO Box 2042, Regency Park SA 5010

General telephone enquiries: (08) 8343 0100


Visit Booking

Visits must be booked in advance – find out more about visiting prisoners.

Pilot program for Prisoner Domestic Visit Bookings

Adelaide Pre-release Centre is piloting a system that makes prisoners responsible for their own face to face and video domestic visit bookings.

Prisoners are responsible for liaising with their visitor and arranging an agreed date and time.
The prisoner will then use an available prison kiosk to book the visit into the system.

Telephone bookings by domestic visitors are not being accepted during the pilot. 
Visitors can contact the prison via general enquiries if required.

Find out more about the pilot program for Prisoner Domestic Visit Bookings.

Visiting Hours

Please note due to COVID-19 visiting hours may be different.
Contact the prison directly for the most up to date visit information available.

Adult domestic times are as follows

Session daySession start time - Session end time
Monday16:20 - 17:15
18:50 - 19:45 
Tuesday17:35 - 18:30
18:50 - 19:45 
Wednesday16:20 -  17:15
18:50 - 19:45 
Thursday 16:20 - 17:15
17:35 - 18:30
18:50 - 19:45 
Friday 16:20 - 17:15
18:50 - 19:45 
Saturday 14:35 - 15:25
14:35 - 15:25
14:35  -  15:25
Sunday14:35 -  15:25
Public Holidays 16:20 - 17:15
17:35 - 18:30
18:50 - 19:45 

Special visiting arrangements

Visit sessions last 80 minutes.
Consumable items can be taken into visits.

Professional visits

Day or evening professional visits can be arranged and there are no specific time limits.

To book a professional visit phone (08) 8343 0263 from Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 15:30.

Professional bookings can also be arranged by email:
Include the full name and date of birth of the prisoner you want to visit, and several options of days and times you can visit in case your first preference is not available.

It is important to note that many prisoners are out of the Centre during the day. Phone calls regarding bookings may be transferred to the Case Management Coordinator or Social Worker to ensure that the prisoner is available.

Prison Information

Maximum number of prisoners 84
Gender Mixed
Security level Low
Accommodation type Self contained cottages
Smoke free Yes
Programs Prisoners at the Centre are generally in the last 12 to 18 months of their sentence and participate in accompanied and unaccompanied family leave, education, work release and community work programs.

Prison Industries

Types of Industry The Adelaide Pre-release Centre has market gardens, both outdoor and in glass-house tunnels.
Example of products made Adelaide Pre-release Centre grows a variety of produce to meet customer needs.
Prisoner employment is seasonally and market driven.
The garden has one custodial specialist who oversees all areas of production.

Additional information

APC provides prisoners with access to programs which support their gradual release back into the community. The Centre operates under the principles of Case Management and fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation between prisoners and staff.

Acknowledgement of Country

Department of Correctional Services acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.
And we also extend that respect to other Aboriginal Language Groups and other First Nations."