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.

Bookings can be made by telephone between 18:00 and 20:00, Monday to Friday.

Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8682 0800

Visiting Hours

Monday to Friday None None None
Saturday 09:30 – 11:00 13:45 – 15:15 None
Sunday09:30 – 11:00 13:45 – 15:15 None
Public Holidays 09:30 – 11:00 13:45 – 15:15 None
Christmas 09:30 – 11:00 13:45 – 15:15 None

Professional visits

To book a professional visit, phone (08) 8683 0800 between 09:00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday.

Please follow prompt 1, then prompt 2, to speak to a supervisor to arrange the visit.

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

Professional visits are available Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 11:00 or 13:45 and 15:30.

Please report to the control room on arrival.

Prison Information

Maximum number of prisoners202
Gender Male
Security level Medium and low
Accommodation type Cottage style units
Smoke free Yes
ProgramsThe 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.