Recognising our hardworking correctional workforce

Madeleine Ogilvie, Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation

Iconic sites across Tasmania – including the Tasman Bridge – will be lit up in blue tonight to celebrate National Corrections Day and the valuable contribution of the more than 700 hardworking individuals employed within the Tasmania Prison Service and Community Corrections.

Held every year on the third Friday in January across all jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand, National Corrections Day highlights the challenging and sometimes dangerous work our correctional workforce undertakes each day to keep the community safe.

Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation, Madeleine Ogilvie said it takes a certain type of person to succeed in these roles, and for those who do, their work makes a real difference to the lives of offenders.

“For people with the right mix of skills, experience and attitude there are plenty of opportunities for an incredibly rewarding career in corrections,” Minister Ogilvie said.

“You have a unique opportunity to help make Tasmania a safer place and to help offenders rehabilitate and turn their lives around.”

Along with the Tasman Bridge, other sites – including Launceston City Hall, Devonport’s paranaple convention centre, Burnie’s Norfolk Pine on Mount Street and Tasmania Prison Service facilities – will be lit up in blue tonight.

“I encourage all Tasmanians who see these blue lights to take a moment to reflect on the contribution of our correctional staff and the important role they each play,” said the Minister.

“I would like to extend my appreciation to all those people working in both the Tasmania Prison Service and Community Corrections for the incredibly important work they do.”

There is a range of roles on offer within Corrections in Tasmania including full and part time opportunities, shift and day work roles, in a range of professional disciplines and workplaces located around the State.

Both the Tasmania Prison Service and Community Corrections are recruiting so if you are interested in a new career that allows you to really make a difference, visit the Department of Justice website to learn more –

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