Risdon Vale, Tasmania
Risdon Vale is an outer suburb of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia on the eastern shore of the River Derwent, and adjacent to Risdon Cove, which was the site of the British colonisation of Van Diemen's Land.
Risdon Vale, from Sugarloaf Road looking north-east
|Population||2,872 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Clarence|
It is the location of Tasmania's only maximum security prison, Risdon Prison and Risdon Women's Prison. Risdon Vale also is close to Risdon Brook Park and Dam which offers a pleasant walking track round the dam of 4 km, taking in views of Mount Wellington and its surrounds.
Risdon Vale has a small population of around 3,000. Much of the area is surrounded by scrub and bush, which becomes particularly dry in the summer season and poses as a high fire risk. There has been a history of bushfires in the area. The Risdon Vale Volunteer Fire Brigade was established in September 1981 and the fire station, on Sugarloaf Road, was opened on 14 May 1982.
The East Derwent Highway, connects Risdon Vale with Hobart CBD; The Bowen Bridge to Glenorchy; Grasstree Hill Road connects Risdon Vale to the historical town of Richmond in the north.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Risdon Vale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.