Beyond the Bars

3CR Radio's annual live prison broadcasts, held during NAIDOC Week since 2002.


Shiralee Hood with the women at DPFC



Beyond the Bars 2017

Giving a voice to the brothers and sisters on the inside during NAIDOC Week 3-7 July 2017.
28 Jun 2017

Beyond the Bars 2016

Celebrating 15 years on air, Beyond the Bars 2016 features the stories and insights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women in six Victorian jails.
8 Jul 2016

Beyond the Bars 2015

Hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates in Victoria as they join the community celebrations for NAIDOC Week 2015.
4 Jun 2015

Beyond the Bars 2014

Now in it’s 12th year on air, Beyond The Bars continues to be a groundbreaking event on the 3CR broadcast calendar.
18 Jun 2014

About Beyond the Bars

Each year during NAIDOC Week 3CR presents Beyond the Bars - prison radio shows featuring the stories, poems, songs and opinions of Indigenous men and women in the Victorian prison system

NAIDOC Week July 4-8, 2016


Mon 4 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park) Live Broadcast
Tue 5 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong) Live Broadcast
Wed 6 July 12-2pm – Fulham Corrections Centre (Sale, Gippsland) Prerecord
Wed 6 July 2-4pm – Loddon Prison (Chewton, near Castlemaine) Prerecord Broadcast
Thu 7 July 12-3pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton) Live Broadcast
Fri 8 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correction Centre (Lara, near Geelong) Live Broadcast