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Supporting prisoners and their families since 1963

Prisoners Aid ACT

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Prisoners Aid ACT aims at a ‘fair go’
for all those involved in the prison system,
including the families of detainees
and those in court facing imprisonment.

Our Services


Families and friends are the most important part of a prisoner's life. We know that things do not always go smoothly in relationships and we have some ways to offer support. Volunteers are not counsellors, but receive ongoing training to offer you the most useful and relevant support.


Volunteers are always welcome! Join our teams! We offer an exciting and challenging environment for people who want to help others. We offer training to help build your skills - there's something for everyone to do, easy and challenging, and not all of our work involves people work.


Keep up to date - and gather the best suggestions and background information. Here is our collection of useful links ... ... for families ... for friends ... for volunteers Please send us suggestions to add further content.

Meet Prisoners Aid ACT

Meet Glen, our Magistrates Court Office Manager, and Shobha, advocate for over 20 years in this short video about us. Prisoners Aid ACT believes everyone deserves a fair go and with support, people can get back on their feet and make a better life for themselves and their families. We support you or someone you know to navigate the complex system and we can assist you with transportation, accommodation, access to social services and more.