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International Crime Cooperation Central Authority

Overview

Australia's International Crime Cooperation Central Authority is responsible for extradition and mutual assistance casework, the international transfer of prisoners and any related advice.

The Central Authority is also responsible for casework arising from the International Criminal Court and international war crimes tribunals, as well as issuing criminal justice certificates.

Extradition

Extradition is a process that allows one country to send a person to another country to face criminal charges or to serve a sentence. The Central Authority is responsible for extradition casework arising under the Extradition Act 1988.

An overview of Australia's extradition framework is available on the extradition page.

International transfer of prisoners

The Central Authority administers the International Transfer of Prisoners (ITP) Scheme, which allows people imprisoned in a foreign country to transfer to their home country to serve the remainder of their sentence. The Central Authority is responsible for casework arising under the International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997.

More information on Australia’s ITP Scheme can be found on the international transfer of prisoners page.

Mutual assistance

Mutual assistance is where countries provide and obtain formal government to government assistance in criminal investigations and prosecutions and recover the proceeds of crime. The Central Authority is responsible for casework arising under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987.

More information is available on the mutual assistance page.

Contact details

International Crime Cooperation Central Authority
3-5 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600