Friday19th May

You’d never imagine that the genteel city of Adelaide had a spooky side, but venture five minutes from the CBD and get ready for a spine-tingling experience at The Adelaide Gaol as part of the Whitelion Annual Bail Out Event.

About Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol, one of South Australia’s premier heritage sites, is the venue for our third Adelaide Bail Out on Friday 19th May 2017.

The 19th century-architecture, original cell-blocks, the hanging tower, gallows, yards and prisoner graves create the perfect setting for a truly unique experience. Who knows what may happened in a venue where over the past 147 years over 300,000 prisoners were incarcerated, ending as recently as 1988. Do you dare to walk in their footsteps?

Bail Out is not a traditional fundraising event. There are no fancy tables, auction items, 3 course meals and you don’t need to dress up (we even provide attendees with clothing!).  You will be ‘locked-up’ as a fundraising participant, known as an ‘inmate’.

This opportunity aims to help some of the most powerful members of the business world understand what is faced by the least powerful, most vulnerable young people of our community.

The Bail Out or ’lock-up’ events expose inmates to life on the inside with activities that simulate and exaggerate prison life. Inmates will be stripped of possessions, fingerprinted, photographed and subjected to interrogation. You will also appear before a Magistrate in a mock court proceeding before being sentenced to some cell time.

Sign up as an inmate, either individually - or as a Gang team and bond with your mates.  Minimum bail is $1,000 per person - with all donations over $2 being tax deductible. And become part of a life-changing experience with all proceeds going towards supporting youth-at-risk in South Australia.

Are you up for the challenge in 2017? REGISTER NOW!

Or, if you have a friend, relative, colleague, boss or spouse that you’d like to see locked up, contact Nicole Theodorou: or 0488 215 917. Hurry, limited numbers avaliable!

Register as an individual

Benefits of registering as an individual:

  • Full Bail Out experience
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded people
  • Experience the world famous Old Melbourne Goal in a way that you will never forget

Register as a team leader and become a Bail Out Champion

Make a difference and lead others in raising awareness and funds.  Bring together 5 people (including yourself) as a team to get locked up and each raise the minimum bail of $1,000, a total of $5,000.

By accepting this challenge, your fundraising will support:

  • The employment of 10 youth-at-risk per annum, empowering these young people to lead more independent and sustainable futures.
  • The training of 50 disadvantaged youth to develop their work readiness skills each year.

Benefits of registering as a Champion and becoming a team leader:

  • Bond with your mates; (up to 5 members per team)
  • Great opportunity for team building and staff rewards
  • Networking with other community minded businesses
  • Experience the world famous Adelaide Goal in a way that you will never forget

Event Details

When: Friday 19 May 2017
Where: The Adelaide Gaol
Address: 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton SA 5031
Time: 5.30pm start.  The Bail Out experience will conclude at approx 8:45pm, with food and beverages to follow until approx 10:15pm.
Cost: A minimum of $1,000 must be raised to secure your participation. It is recommended to raise your bail prior to the night as there will be little time to get on the phone to request some final donations.
Catering: You will be clothed, fed and watered  
Further Information: Contact  Amy Duke 0407 589 391
Register: Click here to register

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