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.

Bookings can be made by telephone on Wednesday or Sunday, between 17:30 and 19:30.

Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8343 0149

Visiting Hours

Monday to Friday None None 17:00 – 19:50
Saturday None 12:30 – 15:50 17:00 – 19:50
Sunday 09:00 – 11:50 12:30 – 15:50 None
Public Holidays 09:00 – 11:50 12:30 – 15:50 None
Christmas 09:00 – 11:50 12:30 – 15:50 None

Special visiting arrangements

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

Professional visits

To book a professional visit, phone (08) 8343 0118 during business hours 09:00 to 15:30, Monday to Friday.

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

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 60
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 was established to provide prisoners with access to programs which support their gradual release 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.