Adelaide Women's Prison

The Adelaide Women's Prison is an Australian prison facility located in the Adelaide suburb of Northfield, South Australia. It has a capacity of 156 prisoners, and accommodates both sentenced prisoners and those on remand together. The facility contains high, medium and low security prisoners and has video conferencing facilities to enable prisoners to appear in court without leaving the prison. A new visits centre was opened on 15 December 2014, with increased provision for professional visits, three interview rooms and two non-contact rooms.[1]

Adelaide Women's Prison
LocationGrand Junction Road, Northfield, South Australia 5085
Coordinates34°50′44″S 138°38′28″E / 34.84556°S 138.64111°E / -34.84556; 138.64111Coordinates: 34°50′44″S 138°38′28″E / 34.84556°S 138.64111°E / -34.84556; 138.64111
Security classLow, high, medium and remand (Female)
Managed bySouth Australian, Department for Correctional Services

The prison does not have facilities for babies to stay with their mothers. South Australia is the only state of Australia without such a facility.[2]


  1. ^ "Adelaide Womens Prison". Department of Correctional Services. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Woman driver who was high on cannabis when she killed a man begs court for suspended sentence because she is pregnant - and says injuries from the crash caused her to FORGET to take contraceptive pill". Daily Mail Australia. Australian Associated Press. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2018.