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

Visiting

Visit Booking

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

Bookings can be made by telephone from Monday to Wednesday between 18:00 to 19:25.

Visit booking number: (08) 8343 0149

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.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Monday to Tuesday None None 17:00 – 19:25
Wednesday None None None
Thursday to Friday None None 17:00 – 19:25
Saturday None 12:30 – 15:50 17:00 – 19:25
Sunday None 12:30 – 15:50 17:00 – 19:25
Public Holidays None 12:30 – 15:50 17:00 – 19:25
Christmas None 12:30 – 15:50 17:00 – 19:25

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: DCSAWPProfessionalVisitBooking@sa.gov.au
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.