Vision and purpose

Our vision is to improve the lives of those committed to our care and to deliver social and economic benefits to the Tasmanian community.

Our mission is to contribute to a safer Tasmania by providing a safe, secure and constructive environment for prisoners, encouraging them to address their offending behaviour, leading to rehabilitation, personal development and safer communities.

Currently, the TPS is working through a change program that concentrates on continual improvement, development of processes, and implementation of cultural change.

Roles and services

The Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) contributes to a safer Tasmania by keeping in secure custody those sentenced by the Courts, and providing the best opportunity for prisoners to stop re-offending within a secure, safe and decent environment that reflects the values and opportunities of the wider community it serves.

The TPS works in partnership with a range of State, community, private and voluntary organisations to deliver this service for the betterment of the Tasmanian community.

Prison facilities are located at Risdon Vale, Hobart, and Launceston. These facilities provide care and custody, at various levels of security, for prisoners and people remanded in custody. In Hobart and Launceston, the reception prisons also hold people in police custody. The TPS provides secure transport between prison facilities, and courts.

  • Policies and procedures

    The management and security of prisons, along with the welfare of prisoners and remandees.

    Policies and procedures
  • Students and research

    Study placements and research material.

    Students and research