Adelaide Remand Centre

The Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC) is privately managed and operated by Serco.
It is a metropolitan facility that accommodates male high security remand and sentenced prisoners.

Address: 208 Currie Street, Adelaide | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: 208 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

General telephone enquiries: (08) 8216 3200


Visit Booking

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

Bookings can be made by telephone from Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 18:00.

Visit booking number: (08) 8216 3292

All visitors must have 100 points of identification and are to be recorded on Biometrics.

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.

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 11:00 13:20 – 16:00 None
Saturday 09:00 – 11:00 13:20 – 16:00 None
Sunday 09:00 – 11:00 13:20 – 16:00 None
Public Holidays 09:00 – 11:00 13:20 – 16:00 None

Visiting arrangements

Disabled visit sessions are available.

Visits can be contact or non-contact sessions.

The number of visits per week, and the length of visit sessions (25 or 50 minutes), vary depending on the unit the prisoner is accommodated in.

There are toilet facilities in the reception area.

Lockers are available and are free for visitors to use.

Professional visits

To book a professional visit phone (08) 8216 3283 from Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 18:00.

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.

24 hours’ notice is requested to help with arrangements and availability. The ARC does permit professional visits to occur on the same-day of booking – however this is dependent on availability.

Prison Information

Maximum number of prisoners 274
Gender Male
Security level High
Accommodation type Cell
Smoke free Yes
Programs There are a range of programs and services for remand prisoners; including crisis intervention and support services, case management, structured recreation, and education.
Additional information

The facility accommodates both mainstream and protection prisoners who are transported from the Adelaide Remand Centre to the courts on a daily basis.

The Adelaide Remand Centre also manages a video conferencing facility, which allows prisoners to be directly linked (electronically) to the court system.

Prison Industries

The ARC runs a kitchen based Prison Industry program.