Transferring money to a prisoner

Cash is not allowed in South Australian prisons.

Family, friends and professional visitors can deposit funds into a prisoner's account. This can be a bank cheque or a standard money order from Australia Post.

Where to send the transfer

Transfers should be sent to the postal address of the prison where the prisoner is located. The transfer must include the prisoner's full name on the front of the envelope. When depositing funds, the name and address of the person making the deposit must also be included.

Funds may take up to seven days to be available in a prisoner's account.

Those depositing money into a prisoner's account must be approved and identifiable.

Transfer limits

Low to medium security prisons have a transfer limit of $300 per month.

High security prisons have a transfer limit of $200 per month.

Related information

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Transferring money - Department for Correctional Services

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