Mount Gambier Prison

Mount Gambier Prison (MGP) is privately managed and operated by G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd.
It accommodates male medium and low security prisoners.

Address: 871 Carpenter Rocks Road, Moorak | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: PO Box 1498, Mount Gambier SA 5290

General telephone enquiries: (08) 8723 8000


Visit Booking

Mount Gambier Prison is implementing a new 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.
Visitors can contact the prison via general enquiries if required.

Find out more about the New Program for Domestic Visit Bookings.

All new visitors must have 100 points of identification upon entry to Mount Gambier Prison, and must arrive 30 minutes early to be recorded onto Biometrics.

For visitors that cannot enter the metal detector for medical reasons (i.e., metal joint replacement, pacemaker, etc.), please bring a doctor’s certificate and show to gatehouse staff.

Please note: Photo ID is needed to attend iPad zoom visits.

Visiting Hours

Monday 09:00 – 11:20 13:00 – 16:20 18:00 – 18:50
Tuesday to Thursday None None None
Friday09:00 – 11:20 13:00 – 16:2018:00 – 18:50
Saturday 09:00 – 11:00 13:00 – 15:30 18:00 – 18:50
Sunday 09:00 – 11:00 13:00 – 15:30 18:00 – 18:50
Public Holidays None None None
Christmas 09:00 – 11:00 13:00 – 15:00 None

Special visiting arrangements

Visit sessions can last 2 hours.

Prisoners can have up to 4 visits per week depending on regime level.

Professional visits

Professional visits are available Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:00.

To book a professional visit, phone (08) 8723 8076 from Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 17:00.
G4S will request that the caller is validated via email. The email address will be provided during the call. The request is then processed.

Professional visits can also be booked via DCS’ Xpress Bookings online portal or arranged by email:
If booking via 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.

MGP manages a video conferencing facility, which allows prisoners to appear before the court via audio-visual link (AVL) without the need to leave the prison.
The AVL is available on Thursdays for professional visitors to access prisoners to provide legal services. AVL bookings can be made in the same way as visit bookings.

Prison Information

Maximum number of prisoners 653
Gender Male
Security level Medium and low
The prison can also accommodate short term male and female high security prisoners
Accommodation type Cells and self contained cottage style accommodation
Smoke free Yes
Facilities MGP provides a full range of prisoner services, including all medical, education, facilities management, equipment and grounds preventative maintenance services ‘in house’, using locally employed staff and sub-contractors.
Programs Education, vocational training and therapeutic program activities for prisoners.

Prison Industries

Types of Industry The prison work opportunities include a large timber furniture manufacturing workshop, a large metal fabrication workshop and cottage extrusion.