Mount Gambier

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 Carpenters Rocks Road, Moorak | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: PO Box 1498, Mount Gambier SA 5290

General telephone enquiries: (08) 8723 8000


Visit Booking

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

Bookings can be made by telephone between 09:00 and 11:00 or 13:00 and 15:00, Tuesday to Thursday.

Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8723 8032

Visiting Hours

Monday10:00 – 12:0014:30 – 16:30 None
Tuesday to Thursday None None None
Friday 10:00 – 12:00 14:30 – 16:30 None
Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 14:30 – 16:30 None
Sunday 10:00 – 12:00 14:30 – 16:30 None
Public Holidays None None None
Christmas 10:00 – 12:00 14:30 – 16:30 None

Special visiting arrangements

Visit sessions can last 2 hours.

Prisoners can have up to 5 visits per week depending on regime level.

Professional visits

To book a professional visit, phone (08) 8723 8000 between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.

G4S will request that the caller is validated via email. The email address will be provided during the call.

The request is then processed and a return call made confirming arrangements.

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

All professional visitors need to contact the prison at least 24 hours in advance to make a booking.

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.