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.