Gladstone Gaol

Looking towards the observation tower from exercise area
Observation Tower
In the central dome looking towards B wing
Gladstone Gaol Central Dome
Chapel with organ and central table. there is a skull on the organ
a table with dead looking dummy and some ghosts.
Large open area in Gladstone Gaol
Gaol exercise area
A wing with a table and chairs
A Wing
Birthing room with cradle, bed and sofa
Birthing room
Cell with a dummy dressed in white on a rocking chair
Manacles hanging on the wall outside the laundry door
Laudry door
B wing with slow combustion stove
B Wing
room with table and 2 chairs and bookshelf
Open shower area with 3 shower heads
Showers - not in use


Gladstone Gaol closes temporarily while future management options are investigated

16 June 2022
The famous Gladstone Gaol in the state’s mid-north will temporarily close later this month while future management options for the State Heritage-listed site are considered.

The temporary closure comes as the current caretakers of the site have surrendered their licence.

General Manager Crown Lands Program with the Department for Environment and Water Piers Brissenden said Gladstone Gaol remains an important State-Heritage site providing visitors a unique example of early settlement life in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

“The gaol has long been a key tourist destination for the state’s mid-north, one the local community feel a strong connection with and have a high level of interest in the site’s future.,” Piers said.

“There are a range of different opinions across the local community regarding how the site should be managed.

“While future management options are being considered and the gaol is closed to the public, key maintenance work will be carried out, including gutter and downpipe replacement, roof repairs and replacing and painting effected facia on three key buildings.

“It’s important to stress that it is the government’s intention that the site reopens to the public.

“We just want to look at all options available to ensure this important heritage site continues to be enjoyed by locals and tourist for many years to come.

“I thank the most recent caretakers for their commitment and care for the site over the past several years and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

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