Adelaide Youth Training Centre

Adelaide Youth Training Centre (also known as Kurlana Tapa – "New Path"[1]) is a youth detention centre at two campuses in Cavan, an industrial northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is operated by the Government of South Australia Department of Human Services, unlike adult prisons which are operated by the Department for Correctional Services.

Adelaide Youth Training Centre
Kurlana Tapa
  • 36 (Jonal Drive)
  • 60 (Goldsborough Road)
  • 1993 (Jonal Drive)
  • 2012 (Goldsborough Road)
Managed bySouth Australian Department of Human Services
StateSouth Australia
Postal code5094

Jonal DriveEdit

The Jonal Drive campus came into operation in 1993. It housed males aged between 10 and 14 years, and females aged between 10 and 20 years until August 2019, when the remaining inmates were transferred to Goldsborough Road. This was to initially be a six-month trial with the Jonal Drive facility retained and available if additional capacity is required,[2] It has a capacity of 36 beds.[3]

Goldsborough RoadEdit

The Goldsborough Road site was established in 2012 and replaced the Magill Youth Training Centre.[4] It has a capacity of 60 beds.[3] In August 2018, the remaining residents at Jonal Drive Campus were transferred to the newer Goldsborough Road site.[2]


  1. ^ "Adelaide Youth Training Centre - Kurlana Tapa". Young people and the law. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Eccles, David (25 July 2019). "Females, juveniles to share Adelaide detention centre with older males". InDaily. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC) - Kurlana Tapa". Government of South Australia Department of Human Services. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Youth detention centre 'vast improvement'". ABC News. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2019.