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, SA 5000 | 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 are currently made by telephone. The phone line is open between 08:30 and 21:30 weekdays .

Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8216 3292

All visitors must have 100 points of ID and are to be recorded on Bio Metrics.

Visiting Hours

Monday None 13:20 – 16:00 None
Tuesday 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.

Visits per prisoner per week vary and length of Visit Sessions vary (25 or 50 minutes) depending on the unit prisoners are in.

There are toilet facilities in the reception area.
Lockers are available and are free for visitors to use.

Professional visits

ARC professional visit bookings can be made by telephoning (08) 8216 3283 between 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:30 on week days.
Professional bookings can also be arranged by email:

24 hours’ notice is requested to help with arrangements and availability.
The ARC does permit professional visits to happen on the same day as the 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.