A Port Arthur staff member being interviewed by media representatives

Julia Clark being interviewed at the opening of the Port Arthur Project, March 2007

Media Inquiries

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority welcomes media inquiries.

We ask that all media representatives wishing to visit any of our sites contact us in advance, to ensure that your inquiry can be accommodated. It can be a long way to drive to find that the person you wished to speak with is not available.

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Media contacts

Andrew Ross, Marketing Manager or Stephen Large, Chief Executive Officer
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority

Phone +61 (0)3 6251 2300

Please use our contact us page to submit an inquiry.

Penitentiary Conservation Project

During 2014, the Penitentiary at Port Arthur, one of the most recognisable structures in Australia, will be undergoing a program of conservation works to ensure that it remains standing to be visited and studied by future generations. This will involve several months of major structural engineering works in and around the Penitentiary precinct, during which time the area will be surrounded by fencing and hoardings to ensure the safety of both workers and the visiting public.

Visiting media, photographers and film crews are advised to take this into consideration when planning any filming or photography projects at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The works are anticipated to last until late 2014. 

Additional information on the Port Arthur Penitentiary Conservation Project

Media Kit

  • PAHSMA Media Kit [PDF 2MB]

    This information kit is intended to provide background material for journalists, researchers and others writing about the Port Arthur Historic Sites and their managing organisation, the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.


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Image library

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Filming and Photography

Conditions apply to filming and photography for media or commercial purposes. Please download, read, complete and return our Filming and Photography Request Form and contact us in advance of your visit to discuss your request. Please note there are two versions of the request form: The PDF will need to be downloaded, printed and completed by hand. The Word version will allow you to complete electronically.

Trade and Media Familiarisations

We work with key tourism agencies and partners to host familiarisations by key travel trade and media representatives.

For details of Tourism Tasmania’s visiting journalist program, call +61 (03) 6165 5328 or email