Tasmania Prison Service

Contact us

Booking a visit

Please see Contacting and visiting prisoners.

General enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact the TPS switchboard ph. (03) 6165 7400 (Option 3) or email: VRC@justice.tas.gov.au

Alternatively you can write to:

Tasmania Prison Service
PO Box 24
Lindisfarne TAS 7015

Making a complaint

Complaints about any aspect of the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) can be lodged in writing using the TPS complaint form (DOCX, 251.5 KB), and submitted to the Performance and Compliance Unit via email Prison.PerformanceAndComplianceUnit@justice.tas.gov.au or via post:

Performance and Compliance Unit
Tasmania Prison Service
PO Box 24
Lindisfarne TAS 7015

The TPS aims to investigate and respond to all complaints within 30 days.

Please note that complaints relating to health care services for prisoners will be redirected to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Correctional Primary Health Services Division.

Media enquiries

In accordance with the Corrections Act 1997, there are restrictions on the type of information that can be released about prisoners, prison facilities and specific security matters.

Requests for media access to information relating to prisoners or prison facilities in Tasmania are handled in accordance with the legislation and Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) Director's Standing Orders (DSO's), and in particular DSO 5.06 Media Access (PDF, 356.3 KB).

The TPS is a division of the Department of Justice. All media enquiries should be directed to the Department.

If a media representative wishes to interview a prisoner or a prisoner wishes to participate in an interview or other media activity, a written application must be submitted using the Media Request Form (DOC, 84.5 KB).

PDFs require a PDF reader to be viewed. Follow this link to download a PDF reader or contact us if you would like to request the publication in an alternative format.

Updated: 1st January 2021