The Cascades Female Factory opens daily at 10:00am and closes at 4:30pm with regular tours available throughout the day.  Every ticket includes access to the self-guided Cascades Female Factory Audio Experience.

There is free Wi-fi available throughout the site and we recommend that you bring along a pair of headphones or earbuds for the best experience.

Site Entry Tickets (including audio experience):

Adult $25

Concession $15

Child $10

Family $60

Definition of Ticket Types

“Concession” –  concession tickets are available upon presentation of a valid Australian senior, health or pension card as well as students who present a valid Australian full-time student card.
“Family”  – family tickets are valid for two adults and up to six children.
“Child”  – child ticket prices apply for children aged  7 to 17  years inclusive.  Please note that children and infants 6 years of age and under are always admitted free of charge.

Please read our full conditions of sale and site entry.

Local residents of South Hobart and holders of Port Arthur Historic Site Ticket of Leave passes will receive free site entry.

Immerse yourself with an engaging guided tour to learn the stories of the women who have shaped the foundation of modern Australia or take part in a 60-minute storytelling experience sharing the life and stories of seven remarkable convict women who stood up against the system in Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls.

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is at 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart, approximately 10 minutes drive from Hobart’s CBD and only a short distance from the Cascade Brewery.  There are two entrances to the site on Degraves Street and Syme Street.

By car

On street parking is available in Degraves and Syme Streets.  Accessible parking is available on Syme Street.

On foot

Follow the walking track along the Hobart Rivulet. The Rivulet track is 2.7km long and travels from the Hobart CBD directly to the Cascades Female Factory.

By bus

Metro bus numbers 446, 447, 448 and 449 depart from stop D2, Franklin Square, Hobart. Disembark at stop 13, just past St Johns Hospital, then walk down Apsley Street.

The Red Decker Company provides double-decker bus tours around Hobart with flexible hop-on/ hop-off service to the Cascades Female Factory (stop K).  For more information click here.

We understand that there are a range of needs to be considered when you visit our site.  If can assist you in any way with your experience, please contact us on 1800 139 478 or email us at


Our visitors are welcome to take photographs and make audio and video recordings at the sites for their own use and to share with family and friends #cascadesfemalefactory @cascadesfemalefactory.

Any commercial production requires written approval and is subject to the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Filming and Photography Guidelines, which are incorporated in the form here.

A commercial production refers to photographs or recordings undertaken professionally or for a financial consideration, either on consignment for another party, or with a view to selling or hiring the imagery obtained, or for the promotion of a product or service. This permission must be obtained prior to any photography or filming taking place.

For more information, please contact us.

The use of Remotely-Piloted Aircraft (UAV or ‘drones’)

For the safety and preservation of our heritage buildings, neighbouring businesses (Child Care Centre) and guests recreational use of an RPA is NOT permitted at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

The commercial use of an RPA may be considered with the provision of evidence of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) operator’s certificate (ReOC or the former UOC); and the pilot must hold a remote pilot licence (RePL or the former UAV controller). This requirement applies to all categories of RPA including very small RPA (sub- 2kg category).  Anyone with this licences widhing to film will also need to present a current Public Liability insurance certificate and complete the Filming and Photography application form at least 10 business days prior to filming.