In the event an offender has been refused parole on their parole eligibility date, has more than 12 months remaining on their sentence and does not make an application for manifest injustice, legislation prescribes that the offender can apply to be released on their annual review date/anniversary date. The anniversary date is the anniversary of their parole eligibility date, some 12, 24, 36 etc. months later.
When considering an offender for release on their anniversary date, parole consideration is completed in the same manner.
In the event the Authority determines release to parole is appropriate, the offender is released on their anniversary, or another appropriate date as determined as appropriate. This is usually the 12 month anniversary of the date the offender returned to custody.