Wildman River Wilderness Work Camp

Wildman River Wilderness Work Camp was an Australian minimum security prison for juvenile males located in the Northern Territory of Australia in the Mary River National Park about 170 kilometres (110 mi) from the territory capital of Darwin.

Wildman River Wilderness Work Camp
LocationMary River National Park , Northern Territory
Security classMinimum Security
Managed byNorthern Territory Correctional Services


Established during the 1980s, the work camp was designed for juvenile detainees from remote Aboriginal communities. The focus of the camp was on reparation through work for the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, other government agencies and service clubs.[1] The camp has capacity for 20 male detainees and offers case management in support of offender rehabilitation.[2] As at 2005, the facility was not in operation.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Key moments in Penal Culture in the Northern Territory 1970 - present: Major themes by decade". Australian Prisons Project. University of New South Wales. 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF). Northern Territory Correctional Services. 2001. p. 21. ISSN 1322-6312.
  3. ^ "Correctional Services: Juvenile Justice" (PDF). Information Statement. Government of the Northern Territory: Department of Justice. 2005. Retrieved 10 May 2012.

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