Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison




Below is official information. 

The reality is very different as was shown in the NSW Inspector's Report.

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Name of General Manager


Year of Establishment


Postal Address


Street Address

672 East Derwent Highway, Risdon Vale

How to Get There

There are buses to and from Hobart which stop outside the prison complex

Phone no.

(03) 6216 8180





Number of Staff


Health Care Services

A health clinic and nursing staff present 7 days per week

Education & Skill Development


Level of Security


Availability of Activities


Contact with Outside World

Visiting times: 

Monday – Sunday

11:00, 13:00 and 14:45

*A maximum of three adults and four children permitted to visit

Time Out of Cell