Port Augusta Prison
Port Augusta Prison (PAP) is the largest regional prison.
It accommodates both male and female high and medium security prisoners.
Address: Highway 1, Stirling North | Directions using Google Maps
Postal address: PO Box 6, Port Augusta SA 5700
General telephone enquiries: (08) 8648 5400
Visits must be booked in advance – find out more about visiting prisoners.
Bookings can be made by telephone between 09:00 and 11:30 or 13:00 and 15:30, Monday to Wednesday
Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8648 5470
|Monday to Friday||None||None||None|
|Saturday||08:30 – 11:00||13:15 – 16:00||None|
|Sunday||08:30 – 11:00||13:15 – 16:00||None|
|Public Holidays||08:30 – 11:00||13:15 – 16:00||None|
|Christmas||08:30 – 11:00||13:15 – 16:00||None|
Special visiting arrangements
Visit session times vary depending on prison unit.
To book a professional visit, phone (08) 8648 5400 between 09:00 and 12:00 or 13:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.
There is an automated answering service:
- Select 'option 4' for professional visits
- Information will be requested regarding the booking and your call may then be transferred to the appropriate manager to arrange the booking.
Please note 'option 1' is for domestic visits and should not be used by professional visitors.
All professional visitors need to contact the prison at least 24 hours in advance to make a booking.
Please report to the prison gatehouse upon arrival.
Port Augusta Prison provides some limited video-link appointments to facilitate prisoners’ access to their legal services.
|Maximum number of prisoners||617|
|Security level||High and medium|
|Accommodation type||Cells and units|
|Facilities||Crisis intervention and support services, prisoner assessment and sentence planning, case management services.|
Education and vocational training.|
Core Programs, such as the Making Changes Program, which addresses substance use and other general offending behaviour.
|Types of Industry||Opportunities for work and training in the kitchen, laundry, garden, nursery and other trade workshops.|
|Example of products made||The prison industry program includes seed propagation, seasonal vegetable production, timber furniture production and metal products fabrication.|
Port Augusta Prison contains an accommodation unit dedicated to Aboriginal prisoners.
The unit, called Pakani Arangka, which means ‘a good growing place’, is a 36 person unit and dual occupancy accommodation. The unit, located within a large garden, enhances the ability to provide culturally specific programs and allows cultural interaction amongst offenders.
The programs that support Pakani Arangka include a range of education and vocational programs, as well as culturally specific training, such as men’s leadership and enhanced cultural awareness training.
Pakani Arangka requires that prisoners agree to demonstrate a high level of institutional conduct and display a sound work ethic, in order to provide a stable communal living environment.
Port Augusta Prison 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.