Mount Gambier Prison




Below is official information.  

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector's Report.

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Name of General Manager


Year of Establishment


Postal Address

PO Box 1498, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290

Street Address

Benara Road, Moorak, SA, 5291

How to Get There


Phone no.

(08) 8723 8000




72 male sentenced and remand prisoners, can also accommodate short-term high security male and female prisoners

Number of Staff


Health Care Services


Education & Skill Development

Training workshop:

Building maintenance, cleaning, laundry and kitchen work, furniture production

Education and program activities:

Focus on numeracy, literacy and cognitive skills

Level of Security

Low and medium security

Availability of Activities


Contact with Outside World

Visiting times:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 



(One visit per week)

Time Out of Cell



The centre is the only privately managed prison in South Australia.