About Home Detention

Home detention can either be applied as:

  • Release Ordered Home Detention – where an eligible prisoner is already serving a sentence of imprisonment, or
  • Court Ordered Home Detention – where the court sentences the offender to be supervised on Home Detention orders.

Home detention allows offenders and prisoners to live in the community under strict supervision at a nominated location. The offender must not leave that address without approval.

The location of the person on Home Detention is strictly monitored by an electronic monitoring device.

A person on Home Detention can leave the approved residence to attend pre-approved locations such as:

  • paid employment
  • study course and programs
  • medical appointments, or
  • other purposes approved by a case manager.

Pre-approved locations will be detailed in the offender's plan. The offender can discuss extra passes with their community corrections officer. This can only be approved by their manager.

A person on Home Detention is expected to stay at home these additional passes are carefully managed and will always be checked in advance.


A person on Home Detention must not leave the residence without prior approval.

If urgent medical treatment is required the 24hr Monitoring Centre must be contacted on 1300 796 199.