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Risdon Prison
  • Security Rating: Maximum/Medium
  • Gender Population: Male
  • Capacity: 280 Prisoners
  • Address: East Derwent Highway Risdon TAS 7016
  • Visiting Times: Saturday 9.30am-10.30am / 10.45am-11.45am / 1.00pm-2.00pm / 2.15pm-3.15pm / 1.15pm-2.45pm Sunday 9.30am-10.30am / 10.45am-11.45 / 1.00pm-2.00pm / 2.15-3.15pm


Hayes Prison Farm
  • Security Rating: Minimum
  • Gender Population: Male
  • Address: Lyell Highway Hayes TAS 7140
  • Telephone: (03) 6261-2577
  • Visiting Times: Inmates are allowed visits from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday but not on weekends that contain public holidays (for example if the weekend is part of the Easter holiday or directly after Anzac Day) or on Christmas Day.  There are no restrictions on the number of family members or friends visiting inmates and there are no booking requirements.  Upon arrival visitors must report to the Custodial Officer on duty. Inmates at Hayes may apply for house visits with their immediate family and spouse/defacto.  To do so the inmate must submit a “Request Form” at least seven (7) days prior to the requested visit. Approval is at the discretion of the Manager or his/her delegate and will only be given subject to certain conditions being met. Facilities available for use during visits are a BBQ, Under cover facilities and a children’s play area.
Launceston Remand Centre
  • Security Rating: Minimum/Medium/Maximum
  • Gender Population: Male and Female
  • Capacity: 33 Prisoners
  • Address: Cimitere St Launceston TAS 7250
  • Telephone:(03) 6336-3942

  • Visiting Times: Box visits are available at Launceston Remand Centre.  They are conducted Tuesday and Thursday between 11.15 a.m. - 2.45 p.m. or on Saturday and Sunday between 11.15 a.m. - 2.45 p.m.  Each inmate may be entitled to two (2) thirty (30) minute visits per week. The maximum number of visitors allowed at one time is two (2) adults and two (2) children.  Box visits must be booked by the visitor by 10.00 a.m. the day of visit by calling (03) 6336 3942.

 

 

Hobart Remand Centre
  • Security Rating: Minimum/Medium/Maximum
  • Location: At 27 Liverpool Street, between the Hobart Police Station and Hobart Magistrates Court.
  • Telephone: (03) 6233-4188
  • Visiting Times: There are two (2) types of visits - Box Visits or Contact Visits.  Inmates are entitled to two (2) forty-five (45) minute visits per week, available seven (7) days per week, except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.  Contact visits are by prior approval, under special circumstances only, or if the inmate has been at the remand centre for more than 28 days.  Inmates must fill in a “Request Form” prior to the requested Contact Visit.  Box Visits are booked by the family of the inmate and must be booked by 10.00 a.m, the visit day. Visitors coming into Hobart Remand Centre may be searched and all visitors must pass through a metal detector before proceeding to the visits area. A children’s play area is available for use during visiting times.
Ron Barwick Prison
  • Security Rating: Medium
  • Located: Near the prison car park, in the Risdon Prison Complex.
  • Telephone: (03) 6216-8093
Risdon's Women's Prison
  • Security Rating: Minimum/Medium/Maximum
  • Gender Population: Female
  • Capacity: 23 Prisoners
  • Address: East Derwent Highway Risdon TAS 7016
  • Telephone: (03) 6216-4080
  • Visiting Times:

  • Minimum security they are entitled to Contact  visits, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. outside the Prison walls in the pergola area. Facilities for use during visits include toilets and children’s play area.
  • Medium security inmates are entitled to a ninety (90) minute supervised contact visit, on Saturday afternoon from 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.  These visits may also take place outside the Prison walls. Facilities for use during visits include toilets and children’s play area.

  • Maximum security inmates are entitled to one (1) forty five (45) minute Contact visit either Saturday morning, 10.00 a.m. - 10.45 a.m. or Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 10.45 a.m. or 2.00 p.m. - 2.45 p.m. 

Transport to all Tasmanian Prisons
For visitors living in the north and north-west of Tasmania without transport, a bus is provided monthly by the Launceston City Mission.  For information about dates for this bus, or to book a seat telephone the Launceston City Mission on (03) 6331 6999.

The bus leaves Launceston at approximately 9.45 a.m. on one Saturday per month.  When it arrives in Hobart, visitors to Risdon Maximum Security, the Prison Hospital, Medium Security or the Women’s Prison can access the Visitors Centre at Risdon.  The Visitors Centre is open from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on ‘City Mission’ days.  Childcare facilities are not available but children are welcome in the company of their parents or other adults.  Visitors are welcome to relax and spend time at the Visitors Centre prior to and after they attend visits at the Prison.

The bus departs from the Risdon Prison complex at approximately 3.30 p.m.  During the Christmas season an extra bus may also be scheduled by Launceston City Mission. 

For visitors to Hayes Prison Farm, Metro buses run six (6) times a day from Hobart Stop F to New Norfolk.  If you are travelling from Hobart to the Risdon Prison Complex, Metro runs a regular service from Hobart Stop C.  To find out the specific times for these services contact Metro on 132201.

If you wish to travel from Launceston to Hobart to visit, Redline Coaches offers a service that runs three (3) times a day during week days and twice on weekends.  Contact Redline Coaches on 1300 360 000 for more information.

Launceston City Mission has also combined with Anglicare Burnie to provide a bus service from Burnie to Risdon Prison with connecting services to Hayes Prison Farm and Hobart Remand Centre.  This bus operates the fourth Saturday of each month, leaving from Burnie Park, near Strahan Street, Burnie.  The time of departure is approximately 7.30 a.m.  The bus will arrive Risdon Prison complex at approximately 12.30 p.m.  During the time the bus is at Risdon Prison the visitors centre will be open for use.  The bus will then leave from the Risdon Complex at approximately 3.30 p.m.

To book a seat on the Burnie to Hobart bus please contact Anglicare Burnie, Monday to Fridays on (03) 6431 8299 or Anglicare Devonport on (03) 6424 8581.



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