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Tasmania - Organisation

Launceston Reception Prison (1976 - )

Government-run, Home, Juvenile Justice Centre, Prison and Temporary Care
Alternative Names
  • Launceston Remand Centre

The Launceston Reception Prison, run by the government, opened in 1976. It is in the Police Department buildings in Cimitiere Street which opened at the same time. The Prison is a remand centre with a capacity for up to 33 men and women. It is likely to have held inmates under the age of 18.


Although the Police Department ran the Launceston Reception Prison, the Law Department had oversight of its inmates.


1976 -
Location - Launceston Reception Centre is in Cimitiere Street, Launceston. Location: Launceston


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: ; Tasmanian correctional facilities, Australian Institute of Criminology, 2014,

Prepared by: Caroline Evans