State Parole Authority

​​State Parole Authority​​

The State Parole Authority (SPA) makes decisions about releasing inmates safely on parole and setting additional parole conditions. 

The SPA orders the supervised conditional release of offenders from custody only when a sentence is greater than three years with a non-parole period.

The SPA can revoke any parole order in New South Wales, whether ordered by the Court or the SPA. 

It can also revoke and reinstate the community based Intensive Corrections Orders (ICO).


​COVID-19 Information

Special Coronavirus Bill allows the Commissioner of Corrective Services to grant conditional release to low risk offenders. 

  • The State Parole Authority has NO involvement in the conditional release of these offenders.
  • For ALL public inquiries, please contact Corrective Services NSW on tel: 02 8346 1300
  • For further information about Conditional Release to Parole - read about it here

State Parole Authority Operations

  • State Parole Authority resumes closed meetings in the workplace and public court hearings - read about it here
  • State Parole Authority response to COVID-19 - read about it here

COVID-19 Latest Information

  • For the latest news on COVID-19 please visit Health NSW

Latest News

  • Reginald Arthurell - Determination in the application for parole - read about it here
  • Reginald Arthurell granted parole - read about it here
  • Fiona Barbieri granted parole - read about it here
  • SPA reserves decision for Douglas Wade - read about it here