Port Lincoln Prison

Port Lincoln Prison (PLP) is considered a farm property.
It accommodates male medium and low security prisoners.

Address: Pound Lane, Port Lincoln | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: PO Box 441, Port Lincoln SA 5606

General telephone enquiries: (08) 8682 0800

Map of Port Lincoln Prison


Visit Booking

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

Pilot program for Prisoner Domestic Visit Bookings

Port Lincoln Prison is piloting a 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 during the pilot. 
Visitors can contact the prison via general enquiries if required.

Find out more about the pilot program for Prisoner Domestic Visit Bookings.

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 None None None
Saturday 09:40 – 10:00
10:10 – 10:30
10:40 – 11:00
13:45 – 14:25
14:35 – 15:15
Sunday 09:40 – 10:00
10:10 – 10:30
10:40 – 11:00
14:00 – 14:20
14:30 – 14:50
15:00 – 15:20
Public Holidays 09:40 – 10:00
10:10 – 10:30
10:40 – 11:00
14:00 – 14:20
14:30 – 14:50
15:00 – 15:20
Christmas 09:40 – 10:00
10:10 – 10:30
10:40 – 11:00
14:00 – 14:20
14:30 – 14:50
15:00 – 15:20

Professional visits

Professional visits are available Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 11:30 and 13:45 to 15:30.

To book a professional visit phone (08) 8682 0800 from Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 15:00.

Please follow the prompts option 2 then option 1 to speak to an administration officer to arrange the visit.

Professional bookings can also be arranged by email: DLDCSPLPProfessionalVisits@sa.gov.au
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.

All professional visitors need to contact the prison at least 24 hours in advance to make a booking, and report to the control room on arrival.

Prison Information

Maximum number of prisoners 178
Gender Male
Security level Medium and low
Accommodation type Cottage style units
Smoke free Yes
Programs The department delivers a range of programs and services to prisoners at the facility, including the Sexual Behavioural Clinic and Our Way My Choice program.

Prison Industries

Types of Industry Port Lincoln Prison is considered a farm property. It consists of approximately 200 hectares and is currently used for barley, canola and livestock production.
Example of products made The commercial garden produces a wide range of vegetables, which are used within the institution and sold to the local community through contracts with local supermarkets, vegetable retail outlets, hotels and restaurants.
There are also aquaculture industry partnerships producing oyster baskets, oyster cages and other custom made products upon request.

Additional information

In February 2015 a new low security unit called Yellowfin opened.

It provides accommodation specifically designed for low security prisoners reaching the end of their sentence, which enables those prisoners to self-cater.