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International transfer of prisoners to Australia - Information pack

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International Transfer of Prisoners Scheme - Prisoner transfers to Australia - Information pack

The International Transfer of Prisoners Scheme allows Australians imprisoned overseas, and foreign nationals imprisoned in Australia, to apply to serve the remainder of their sentence in their home country.

Transfers are not automatic. Consent must be given by the Australian Government, the government of the foreign country and the prisoner before a transfer can take place. Transfers of prisoners from Australia who have been convicted of a Australian State or Territory offence also require the consent of the relevant Australian State or Territory Government.