Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier Prison (MGP) is the only privately managed prison in South Australia. It is currently managed and operated by G4s Custodial Services PTY Ltd.

It accommodates male medium and low security prisoners.

Address: Benara Road, (Kongorong Road) Moorak, SA 5291 | Directions using Google Maps

Postal address: PO Box 1498, Mount Gambier, SA 5290

General telephone enquiries: (08) 8723 8000

Visiting

Visit Booking

Visits must be booked in advance –  find out more about visiting prisoners
Bookings are currently made by telephone.
Bookings must be organised on a Tuesday, Wednesday and or Thursday between 09:00 and 11:00.

Telephone Booking Number: (08) 8723 8032

Visiting Hours

MorningAfternoonEvening
Monday 11:45 – 13:45 14:30 – 16:30 None
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday None None None
Friday 09:00 – 13:45 14:30 – 16:30 None
Saturday None 14:30 – 16:30 None
Sunday 09:00 – 13:45 14:30 – 16:30 None
Public Holidays 09:00 – 13:45 14:30 – 16:30 None
Christmas 09:00 – 13:45 14:30 – 16:30 None

Special visiting arrangements

Visit sessions can last 2 hours.
Prisoners can have one visit per week.

Professional visits

Professional visit booking requests can be made by phoning (08) 8723 8000 during business hours.
G4S will then 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 on weekdays 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00.

Mount Gambier 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 489
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 No
Facilities Mount Gambier Prison 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.