Yatala Labour Prison

Yatala Labour Prison (YLP) is the state’s metropolitan induction and reception prison.
It accommodates male high to medium security prisoners.
It can also accommodate low security prisoners and those in protective custody.

Address: 1 Peter Brown Drive, Northfield  | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: Peter Brown Drive, Northfield SA 5085

General telephone inquiries: (08) 8262 2421

Map of Yatala Labour Prison

Visiting

Visit Booking

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

Bookings can be made by telephone from Monday to Thursday between 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00.

Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8343 0401

Visiting Hours

Please note due to COVID-19 visiting hours may be different. Please contact the prison directly for the most current visiting hours available.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Monday to Friday None None None
Saturday 08:00 – 11:20 13:30 – 15:25 None
Sunday 08:00 – 11:20 13:30 – 15:25 None
Public Holidays 08:00 – 11:20 13:30 – 15:25 None
Christmas 08:00 – 11:20 13:30 – 15:25 None

Special visiting arrangements

Length of visit sessions vary depending upon unit.

Maximum of 3 visitors at a time.

Lockers are available and are accessible via digital keypad.

Professional visits

Professional visiting times vary in each division, however visit times are generally from 09:00 to 11:00 and 13:30 to 15:30, seven days a week.
Please note G Division and the Infirmary do not routinely have weekend visits.

To book a professional visit phone (08) 8343 0263 from Monday to Friday between 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00.

Professional bookings can also be arranged by email: DCSProfessionalVisitBooking@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.

Prison Information

Maximum number of prisoners 576
Gender Male
Security level High, medium and low
Accommodation type Cell
Smoke free Yes
Facilities Infirmary
Programs The department delivers a range of programs and services to prisoners at the facility, including the Sentence Management Unit (for sentence planning); education and vocational training; Core Programs; and the Sexual Behavioural Clinic.

Prison Industries

Types of Industry Yatala Labour Prison has an extensive Prison Industry program:
- Metal fabrication and welding
- Timber manufacture
- Powder coating and spray painting
- Commercial laundry
Example of products made Sofa frames and bed slats
Construction materials
Refurbishment of bins and containers
Laundry services
Commercial catering

Additional information

YLP 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.

Access control to YLP includes biometric verification (using an iris or fingerprint scan), a Roto turn metal detector, X-ray scanning of approved personal items, an explosive and narcotics trace detector and Hisec 9 entry/exit booths.